On the Definition of Relativity

Time is relative. Consider the time spent speaking to a pretty girl vs. hold a hot coal

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“When you are courting a nice girl and hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That’s relativity.”
– Albert Einstein

It’s relatively simple. Time contracts when you’re holding the hand of a pretty girl.

On a Choice of Careers

The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking… the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind.If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.”
-Albert Einstein

We have no idea what the consequences of a life’s work will be. For some it has been unimaginable, relatively speaking.  

On the Illusion of Certainty

“As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.”
-Albert Einstein

To the degree that you are certain of reality is the degree to which you do not know what is real. And vice-versa.  

On the Relative Nature of Absolute Time

“When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute, and it’s longer than any hour. That’s relativity.”
-Albert Einstein

When an hour is but a minute, and a minute like an eternity.