The “Mushroom Power-up” is like the flag pole song condensed into a second.
When you have children, you can have exactly one hobby. Anything else is an exercise in futility, self-deception, and ineffectiveness. Cooking healthy food is a hobby. Exercising is a hobby. Maintaining a website is a hobby. Writing a blog is a hobby. Bringing work home is a hobby. You have time to do exactly one thing after your kids go to sleep, if you want to do it well.
If we perceive time more slowly when we’re processing the unfamiliar, than the frequent introduction of the unfamiliar could help our perception of time from rapidly shrinking.
The nuances of a word, the meaning of a glance, and the emotional connection that communication can bring. Those are all things that my younger self would have seen as ephemeral and trivial; only of interest to small minds. Yet now they seem vital to me, and it’s technology and science that seem like the pleasantly distracting but ultimately less important background noise.