I don’t know what it’s like to live in an environment where other people and systems operate at “my tempo”.

The standardization of time (to help the trains meet up smoothly and get people consistently at the platform on time) was marvelous for a lot of reasons, including to today.

The internet has “time servers” which resynchronize the “music of the internet” so all of the systems are playing with the same rhythm. It’s been absolutely marvelous!

Yet, something can get lost along the way. Pace. I think we each have an individual pace, distinct from one another. If we are in an environment whose pace is faster or slower than our own natural pace, we get stressed because “our music” isn’t playing at the same tempo as “their music”.

I don’t know what it’s like to live in an environment where other people and systems operate at “my tempo”. But as a substitute, I enjoy engaging with people on the internet. The internet gives the flexibility for me to work at my pace and not dependent upon what’s happening around me, nor forcing me to control my local environment to force it to conform with my pace.

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