When I first grasped the concept of relativity years ago, it blew my mind. The idea that everything is subject to the perspective, and attitude of a person, and how there can be no real basis of comparison or comprehension really gave me insight on how “REAL” life worked. Right now, I hate relativity, because some people are just idiots.
Let me explain. Someone gave me an article to read. It was about a woman going through some trying times and the obstacles she met in the form of events and people. It was very eloquent, well written, poignant, and I felt for that woman.
After I expressed my reaction to the article, the person who gave it to me revealed who the author was. And I was disgusted, partially by myself, the article, the world, and of course the author.
You see, one of the people this woman had to deal with was me. And I have a very different story to tell, one where I’m the victim, and she the tormentor, instigator, perpetrator. I’m coming with a different perspective, a different reality. One that I believe to be more accurate than hers.
But I can’t say she’s wrong, it’s all about how she perceives things – relativity. So it stinks, I’m now the bad guy, when it’s really her –according to me, according to my perspective and my relative reality
Now, I just wish she too understood this concept relativity, and I can be slightly vindicated, or mildly validated by her.
But that’s the problem with relativity, we all say, “It’s all relative”, but most of us can’t really muster the courage to admit what that saying implicate: That we are really and truly wrong, or bad or silly or ignorant or maybe even heroic – according to someone else.