Time To Tell
Does time exist, or is it an illusion?
Time seems to flash by when we are enjoying ourselves, and slows to a crawl when we are bored. Why? Does time exist, or is it an illusion? Does it flow? Is it linear? How real are our memories? When is now? These are just some of the questions that Time To Tell asks in its foray into what time is for us, what it does to us and for us, and how we live and react to it in our daily lives.
Digging down to the roots of our lived experience in the world, Time To Tell takes us through a journey replete with twists and turns and “aha!” moments. Challenging the obvious, the book asks us to look anew at our perspective of what we naturally take for granted.
Rattling the comfort of instant satisfaction, of reality shows, celebrity worship and the self-glorification of the I-generation, Ronald Green, with panache and authority, takes us on a journey that allows us a new way of looking at ourselves in the world, and to act upon what we discover.
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Time to Tell takes us on a journey - a journey through time - although at times we don't know if we are coming or going.- or if we are in the past, future or in the endlessly elusive NOW. For the journey takes us through many twists and turns, sometimes forward, sometimes backward and there are times when all else appears to be moving and we are standing still. Many times through the reading of the book, I have had to go back to a preceding page and read it again in order to properly grasp the author's meaning. One might say here that the future affects the past but then the past, revisited, changes the future. The book is extremely well written, complemented by a wealth of research, quoting a vast web of resources. Nothing is taken for granted .and the sources quoted aren't there to prove a point but rather take us further into the depths of questions raised. If you like this book, I strongly recommend that you also read Ronald's first book: Nothing Matters - a book about nothing. ~ David Lloyd, Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2712519914
Time to Tell takes us on a journey - a journey through time - although at times we don't know if we are coming or going - or if we are in the past, future or in the endlessly elusive NOW. For the journey takes us through many twists and turns, sometimes forward, sometimes backward and there are times when all else appears to be moving and we are standing still. Many times through the reading of the book, I have had to go back to a preceding page and read it again in order to properly grasp the author's meaning. One might say here that the future affects the past but then the past, revisited, changes the future. The book is extremely well written, complemented by a wealth of research, quoting a vast web of resources. Nothing is taken for granted and the sources quoted aren't there to prove a point but rather take us further into the depths of questions raised. If you like this book, I strongly recommend that you also read Ronald's first book: Nothing Matters - a book about nothing. ~ David Lloyd, Amazon.com https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R3QQCJFQ4TSXPJ/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B07KBJTYCQ
'Now' will never be the same again... It is not often that I read a book that offers a radically different way of seeing things, but is also so accessible, readable and entertaining. Using everyday familiar examples, as well as drawing on considerable and clearly referenced scientific research, the author challenges the way we think about Time. We are not told "How It Is", but encouraged to use our own experiences and thinking to judge the validity of the conclusions. Ronald Green has a skill in taking apart things we take for granted and shining a new light. His previous book "Nothing Matters" explored the idea of 'Nothing', and started to question notions at the roots of our thinking about the distinctions between what 'is' and what 'is not', challenging even the foundations of science. In 'Time to Tell' was are led down an enquiry into 'Was', 'Is' and 'Will Be', and finally presented with a theory tying these together. It is pleasing to see an extensive bibliography and comprehensive index. This book has very broad appeal. The scientific reader will be compelled to reconsider their thoughts about evidence and especially the notion of 'objectivity'. The philosophical reader will find new ways of looking at knowledge and truth. Interestingly, the author explains that the idea for the book first arose out of a discussion on the extremely popular New Age concept of 'Living in the Now'. Green challenges this in great detail in this book with some fascinating conclusions that will I think be of considerable interest to fans of this notion. Thoroughly recommended. ~ Roland Mann, Amazon.co.uk
Time well spent Easy to read, profound and entertaining. A very well written and thought provoking book. A revealing new way to consider time. ~ Ben, Amazon.com
Dear Ron, You are a genius! I am now reading the chapter Will Be in your brilliant book. It’s also great reading and I am enjoying it immensely. This book is on a different level. Reinvention is one thing, but this is/was/will be cosmic! Have you got a parachute? ~ Martin F., Email to author
Ronald Green masterfully writes about 'time', a subject which everyone can relate to. "Forget all preconceived notions about 'time.' Ronald Green - teacher, lecturer, and author of "Nothing Matters" (2011) brilliantly delivers with an in-depth look into our perception of "the now," time, fate, and memory in his newest book, "Time to Tell: A Look at How We Tick" (2018). After extensive research into these philosophical subjects, Green provides a trove of quotations - some notable, others you wish you could remember. Regarding art, the author provides a credible explanation as to why famous paintings are recognized as such, and why we don't view a work of art for the second time in the same way as the first. An advanced study in philosophy, yet easy to read, Green debunks theories of our 'time' (or are they from the past?) as he explains the theory of backward-moving 'now.' ~ Peter, Amazon.com
Makes you Stop and think about taking time for granted - wow!! Fascinating book that really shakes up what I think about time. Using same mundane phrases we all say like ‘time flies when you’re having fun’ or ‘there’s no time like the present’ and brings a new perspective in a very logical way to time and what it is for us. Being a pragmatic person i don’t typically buy such books but this one is different. I can’t put it down. Highly recommended!! ~ Daniela, Amazon.com
Time to Tell is one of those few books that has the potential to change the way you look at the world. Carefully reasoned and rewardingly insightful in its contribution to a ‘timely’ debate, it embodies a remarkable depth of discussion and argument, and is fearless in dismantling taken-for-granted perceptions. Eminently readable, with a plethora of allusions from literature, science and popular culture, it’s a valuable contribution to the long-running debate. ~ Geoff Ward, Medium.com
Is Green the new Spinoza? The title immediately caught my attention. I was not disappointed; the book captivated me. This is definitely a ‘must’ read! Green’s writing is so lucid and convincing that its contents engrossed me totally. Its fresh take on how we tick wound me up. Until I began my journey into Time to Tell I took ‘time’ for granted, as some abstract notion ticking away and measured by clocks. I didn’t realize to what extent time is an all-embracing concept conditioning and dictating our perception of reality. I now began to understand how the assumptions of past, present and future are so deceptive. While initially skeptic on reading that the present doesn’t exist and time is change and vice-versa, Green gradually overcame my doubts by presenting such convincing arguments that I felt he’s almost fathering a new philosophy. His writing is permeated throughout by a really impressive and vast array of quotes. His claims are robustly reinforced: there is hardly a paragraph without some reference, from ancient Greek philosophers, renown scientists from all periods of history or even modern media celebrities. When Green emphasizes time and again the extent to which nature is imbued with time and time is an integral part of nature, I cannot help evoking the 17th century Jewish Dutch philosopher Baruch Spinoza who claimed that God was revealed in all aspect of nature and is defined through nature. It seems that Green has replaced God for Time – lucky it’s not the Middle Ages, his heretical teaching would have him burnt at the stake. Frank O London ~ Frank Oripash, goodreads.com
Praise for Nothing Matters: 'Green succeeds in opening up pathways to a new way of looking at the world.' ~ Geoff Ward, Suite 101.com