Before I go to bed at night, I look at my phone. I set my alarm clock and try to calculate how long it will take me to achieve a normal amount of sleep without being completely drained and when I wake up without hearing the alarm, I stare at the time. I dread the time that I have left until I absolutely have to get up out of bed. When I wake up in the morning, I search for clocks. If you show me a show that's on, I'll tell you what time it is.
But sometimes I panic. What time is it? How much time until the sun goes down? How much time until I have to be here or there? How much time do I have left to eat dinner? How long have I been asleep? What time is it?!?
Why is that? Why is it that we're constantly checking our phones, ipods, watches, clocks, and tv shows to figure out what time it is and why is it that we panic when we realize it's a certain time?