Greg Ross on Bertrand Russell on Zeno’s paradox of the stadium:
[I]f time is a series of consecutive instants, and motion means passing through consecutive points, then … Bs are passing the As at the fastest possible speed — one point per instant. How then is it that the Bs are passing the Cs at twice this rate? It seems, Aristotle noted, that “half the time is equal to its double.”
You may have noticed yourself:
The busiest people will always respond the fastest. The people with the most to do have the shortest sig files. Or none. The longer the flight, the more efficient you make your meeting once you arrive. The shorter your meeting, the more planning you do. There is a correlation between extreme and perception of extreme. Between presence of time and absence of it. Or perhaps it is all relative. But half the time may just be equal to its double.