The struggle, which inevitably, arises when one starts on a philosophical bent about time, would be this. How do we live harmoniously as a participant in the passing of time we observe? The sunrises and sunsets aren't an isolated event out in the backyard. Somehow, I can forget to include myself in all of that mind-blowing scientific observation. It is a little funny to me, to catch myself pretending I am not a participant; playing the non-influential observer. There is nothing non-influential about human beings. We are all, ubiquitously, influential on the environment via the tools and products we all use to thrive. Choosing not to participate, doesn't remove us from influence nor shield us from the passing of time.