Relativity redux

Relativity is the quality of having significance only in relation to something else.

“When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a hot stove a second seems like an hour. That’s relativity.”― Albert Einstein

For many people this quality can be extremely annoying.
Let’s say that you are the Top Jock in your school. Enters another top athlete and you are suddenly relegated to Second Banana. That’s relativity.
You are only a big fish in a small pond. In a larger pond your size shrinks significantly. As a result, your significance is relative to your environment.

Rudy Giuliani (the highly creative legal adviser to the President) said “Truth isn’t always truth.”
Listening to politicos, truth seems to be a conveniently pliable material. According to them, one’s truth could be truth, relative to another “truth”.

Baloney, and Einstein said so.

“Relativity applies to physics, not ethics.” Albert Einstein

So there is no other truth but “untruths” (I love this euphemism). Truth is like gold; it cannot be adulterated regardless of its environment, . Even after a long time buried or submerged, it will remain pristine.

Consequently, there is only one truth, regardless of what deniers are saying. No matter what cynics are stating, the Holocaust really took place and Hitler was its monstrous genitor.

Relativity is present in every situation, something that we experience every day. You might think that your girlfriend is beautiful, but in a different context she might not even qualify for a local beauty pageant.

While in parts of America people believe that POTUS is on the right track, in many other areas he is the Flying Dutchman, always changing direction and doomed to flounder forever.

Finally, when you compare yourself with somebody else, you are only great measured to a lesser person. With a more successful individual, you could rank distressingly low.

Alain

PS: I shot a few pictures today. Sneak a peek.

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