There are positives and negatives in seeing the time fly by. There are the things one remembers and those one forgets. However, in each one of these moments, there is a tiny fraction of ourselves which is left behind … we are only the sum of years of our life, no more and no less. No chance of eternity. After 17 years of your life devoted to the same topic have elapsed, it would seem that the time has come for introspection.