While Albert Einstein is credited with the understanding of the relativistic theory in physics, I believe this principle also exists in other instances of life besides the unsurmontable cosmologic scales of stars, galaxies and things humans can hardly get a true grasp on outside of graphs, formulas, approximations and comparisons.
The life of average humans like myself, and perhaps you too, the reader, often demands a far more practical, down to earth approach in order to tackle equally practical issues and needs, so why apply something as outlandish as the relativistic theory to our daily lives? As far as I've seen, the reason is quite simply because it makes sense to.
That shows itself to be factual especially when dealing with the many dychotomies life often splatters on our faces: dream x reality, concept x application, desire x possibility and so on - time is utterly relative, even as we battle against the clock in a hopeless daily brawl.
In general terms, the relativity theory postulates that the passage of time is uneven depending on the reference point (the situation of the observer in comparison to the point of reference as well as the speed of the object); the closer to the speed of light, the greater the time dilation (for the target) and acceleration (for the observer).
So how can all this apply to our general ins-and-outs? emotions play a large role in a human's own perception of time, regardless of the absolute value of clocked time.
One easy way to notice that is whenever humans are elated or merely having some earnest fun - "time flies" it's often said, and it's quite true in a sense.
On the flipside, when under the yoke of depression or when one is highly preoccupied time tends to grind onward with an almost painfully tactile slowness. The perception of time often plays a larger role in leading one's lives effectively than simply applying a time management paradigm.
If understood, "everyday relativity" can make life easier by subjecting the individual to less grave mental and emotional spikes.
· Fri Dec 27, 2013 @ 07:24pm · 0 Comments