A cyclical view of time is a repeating cycle of chaos, order, growth, and then decline. This view has no beginning, middle or end. The linear view of time has a distinct beginning, middle, and end phase. Some civilizations had incredible technology, but did not truly understand science, thus their society eventually crumbled and capital was lost. If time and history was cyclical and repeated itself, then people would not keep building capital as a legacy, because they believed it would just go back to chaos eventually. The seasons of the year is a example of cyclical time that ancient societies could see. I believe we go forward in a linear way, while day and night repeat, like cyclical time. People whom believe in linear time believe we never go back in time, even though we can see cycles happening, and that our capital can improve our lives and our legacy can be left to future generations, because we will not return to chaos.