Is Time Ultimately an Illusion?

Time Is a Cruel Mistress (2014)

Time Is a Cruel Mistress (2014)

I confess. I have a dysfunctional relationship with time. It "slips away" when I'm not paying attention. I have occasionally be guilty of "killing" it. I never seem to have enough of it "on my hands".

Or is the whole "not enough hours in a day to get everything done" spiel just a story I tell to keep myself locked into playing small.

Wikipedia tells me that time is the fourth dimension. It's the measure in which events can be ordered from the past through the present into the future. It's the measure of the duration of events and the intervals between them. Some believe that time is part of the fundamental structure of the universe and is a dimension independent of events in which events occur in sequence. Others believe that it's a fundamental intellectual structure within which humans sequence and compare events.

So, if I didn't exist then time wouldn't exist? If I change how I view time does time then "shift" to conform to my new perspective?

And a new thought I've been contemplating today... How big a factor is timing in the success or failure of a relationship? Can you meet your soul mate and have things not work out because the timing is wrong for one or both of you?