I just watched a Vsauce video where he discussed how gravity is not a force arising from matter, but it is a curving of the space time itself due to the inherent property of mass possessed by matter.
Can this also be translated to our social world and our inherent social properties and characterstics? A stoic focuses on cultivation of habits and ways of living life because of the recognition that we can’t control the random chaotic world. But if we can cultivate such immovable characterstics, principles and habits into our character, could the world be shaped/curved as it comes in contact with us?
Maybe. In our pursuit of our every day goals, if we can manage to stick to our principles, maybe we can shape the world in a small way. How long does it last? Maybe as long as a gravity wave.. But rest assured there will be a ripple, however small.
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I found your blog after a random search. I have recently moved to Jalandhar with family, and your blog is the most exciting discovery here so far. My father has retired from an IIT small town so I can’t bear living outside a campus, although I have lived in Delhi before. I am depressed, and I need friends. This is a dart in the dark. Are you still in Jalandhar? I like your writing.