When Einstein invented the “Theory of Relativity” he referred to the size of different objects and their impact in the universe. Like many, I chose to leave these kind of ideas back in physics class and absorb the ideas that will actually serve me as an individual in a modern society.
It was a long time since my last physics class, yet I found myself thinking about this theory a lot recently. As much as I appreciate Einstein’s work, the physics didn’t matter to me at all. I looked at the relativity of the different aspects that take space in my own life. A few days ago, I became a Seregant, which means that I have only 6 months left of military service. I was thinking about the different things that I have been through and realized how grateful I am for many things that I would never get to experience if I wasn’t doing military service. The negative experiences seemed so distant and with very little importance. I didn’t want that to be a major part of who I had become.
This made me think about time in general. My military service is only 2 years of my life and I want the rest of my life to be the best I can make out of it. I started thinking about all the great things that I want to accomplish in my life and about all the different things that stop me from doing what I love. I don’t want those things to become greater than the aspects that make me who I am in the infinite universe that is called “the soul”.
Moreover, I realized that those negative aspects that take such a big space in my soul effect my interactions with my family, friends and new people I meet in my life. I want to use the limited time I have with them and be (and make them) as happy as I can.
Thank you Einstein for changing my perspective on life.