Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Relativity

This is one of the subjects I think all the time. When I travel in the bus, when I cook my food, when I walk, when I’m in the toilet and even when I was in the Lecture hall. This is just not a word, this is a theory, this is a concept, this is very broad subject applicable to many day-to-day things in our lives, it's a philosophy and it’s even lot more to me. This is the answer to many problems in the world. Understanding this word will make us many times better, not because it’s giving us the answer to be happy, not because it solves our day-to-day problems, not because it makes us understand the things we never understood, but because of all that.

This is not only about the “Relativity” we study in our physics classes, but also about some other places where we forgot to think about it. How many of us buy a toffee in a retail shop? How many of those, who buy toffee think about toffee when it tastes good. For how many of us buying a toffee is as happy thing as buying a car or buying an aeroplane? When we have a bar of chocolate, a toffee does not matter to us. When we have a packet of chocolate and toffees, a bar of chocolate does not matter to us. When we have a motorcycle, a bicycle does not matter much. When we have a car, a motorcycle does not matter much. When we own a helicopter, a car is as cheap as a bicycle. We value things in terms of money. In other words, we relate almost everything to money. But in reality, having a bicycle is more important than having a helicopter when we need to go to our friend’s place near or to a shop next street.

What we had and what we have, the deference is the vital part of happiness. When someone really poor buys a toffee, the happiness he/she feels; when someone really rich buys a toffee, the happiness he/she feels; real deference. The poor person will enjoy the toffee most where the rich guy will feel nothing.

What we have – what we had ∝ happiness

What we have – what we had ∝ development/success

So we can’t just scale our development or success by what we have. Understanding these related things makes it easy to deal with hard times or problems. In fact, this kind of mechanical thinking on our day-to-day problems helps us reduce stress.

Relativity, in physics and in nature, helps us find the truth. If we look at an object with a naked eye, we would not know how far away it is. We may think it is 10 meters away, but it might be more than that or less than that. As we study in Kinematics, outer environment appears like moving in an opposite direction when we are in a train, although the outer environment does not. How we differentiate a three dimensional environment from a two dimensional film or computer screen, even though both of them screen as two dimensional in human eyeball’s “Fovea”? Human brain relates things and finds the truth. More related data we have, more nearer we are to the truth.

My final and third point is, recognizing the relationship between things is the best way to find the truth, solve problems and It should be the only way making Albert Einstein’s “unified field theory" or new “theory of everything” possible.

So what exactly am I suggesting?

Do not judge or define anything or anyone without considering the effect of other related things or people.

Practise to relate things/people easily.

I believe having maps of related things in our memory will help us reveal many spiritual secrets and scientific truths.

P.S: After I read this post, I realize that I have somewhat failed to materialize my thought on relativity. When I am alone and think about these things, thoughts flow naturally, but when I sit to write I loose the flow in the middle. I’ll try and do better in my next post.

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