Right now you’re reading this, you’re in the present. Feels important doesn’t it? Maybe even special? You’re still in the present, but the sentence before is in the past, and the sentence after this is the future. That is time and how we see it, a linear subject made up of past, present, and future. We have this structure because it’s how we perceive these dimensions. Our memory helps us with the past, we live in the present, and we dream of the future. With this in our minds it feels as though time is fluid, almost like a river flowing in the forest. What if that isn’t the case? What if there isn’t a past, present, or future and everything just happens all at once?
Our brains are extremely powerful, but all that information must be categorized or we would shut down completely. Our brains are able to hold insurmountable amounts of data, with everything happening in your life at once it would still struggle. The moment of your birth till the time of your death and the lifetime in between looks linear. We live through this as if it were happening one after another, but sometimes you can remember the past as vivid as the present or you believe you have experienced something in the future before. These situations at least show that maybe we are living in one jumbled mess that is our life. That instead of a line we live in, it’s more of a ball of emotions and moments that happen to us.