Time and Life

Physics tells us that time is relative and, as a dimension, intrinsically connected with space. The distinction between a past, a present, and a future is meaningless from such a perspective. While such an understanding enriches our physical approach to the universe, the question arises as to what is left then for an ethical understanding of time. There is indeed a connection between how we conceive of time in our everyday lives and how we conduct our lives. The question of what time is becomes something ethical, when we inquire about the connection between time and life. Whoever doubts the meaningfulness of such an approach, ought to be open at least to the question of why we should not cultivate the ethical understanding of time.