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.
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