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Opinion: Time Flies When You’re Having Fun or Playing a Magical Time-Altering Ocarina

We often take for granted the time that we have on this planet. At the end of the day, we may find ourselves reflecting somberly on whether or not our time was well spent or if we wasted our focus on trifling matters. Ultimately, having fun is what makes life worth living, and it’s true what they say: time really does fly when you’re having fun. This is also applicable if you happen to play the Song of Time on a magical ocarina like I did, which immediately turned me into an old man.

When you’re young, you can set out on any adventure you want and watch the world unfold before you. Life feels like an endless sea of possibilities. Although, I would generally recommend staying away from the literal sea, especially if you enjoy playing the Song of Storms on your aforementioned magical ocarina. Trust me, that’s a bad idea. Before you know it, your boat will be struck by lightning and you’ll be marooned on some island that’s actually just some giant fish’s dream. We’ve all experienced disappointments like those in our lives. Perhaps free will is also just some giant fish’s dream, and destiny pulls us we’re supposed to go at its whim. That would certainly explain my current predicament suddenly becoming an old man!

Reflecting now at the end of my magically-accelerated life, I get to wondering: do we value the journey, or the end goal? Is it the challenges of overcoming the boss of each dungeon that ultimately excites us, or is it finally collecting that last magical pearl, elemental essence, or fused shadow that had previously escaped us? Would we feel happier if we could somehow go back and do it all again with the knowledge we’ve gained in adulthood? Keep in mind that although I’m mostly speaking metaphorically, I will literally be able to go back to childhood by playing the Song of Time again whenever I choose. Once I do, I’ll be sure to report back here.

But look at me, rambling on like I have all the time in the world! Sometimes I wish we could just slow things down in life and really enjoy them. All of us, I mean. Of course I can already do that by playing the Inverted Song of Time which slows things down to half speed, but I mean “we” as a human race. I guess what I’m saying is you’ve really gotta get one of these magical time-altering ocarinas. They’re really something!

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