It’s All Relative: A Powerful Perspective on Life

How far do you agree with the term ‘relativity’? Is everything in the world relative, or there is something called absolutism? Just a century ago, Albert Einstein, often regarded as one of the most influential physicist of written history gave his famous theory on relativity. But relativity indeed is not something which is limited only upto physics. The concept of relativity is even applicable to our day to day life. What is right for you might be wrong for me. What is a success for me might be a failure to you. There’s nothing like goodness or badness in this world. If there’s something, it’s our own perspective which we choose to look at things. Once you change the focus of your lenses you’ll discover that everything in the way is taking a different shape or form.

For example, let us take the case of joy and sorrow in life. People in general tend to believe that joy and sorrow are two contrasting things which can never commingle with each other, just in the way the sky cannot blend with the land. However, when we see the same sky and the sea from a distance perhaps the esoteric nature will show us a different picture. Look deep into your moments of bliss and you’ll discover that it is the same sorrow whose absence is giving you joy. Similarly, in your darkest hours you’ll ascertain that it is same exultation whose exclusion is giving you the most harrowing pains. For a lover his/her beloved may the greatest souce of pleasure for him but it should not be forgotten simultaneously that the unavailability of the same person is what gives him the deepest scars.

‘It’s all relative’, the line cannot be more true in any regard or respect. Every one thing in the universe is related to every other thing in one way or the other. There can be no heat without cold, no light without darkness and no love indeed without hatred. Tell me if there were no autumn in this world, how would you enjoy the tranquility of spring? If there were no losing, how would savour your hours of victory?

In life we can have almost anything we desire or long for if we are willing to pay the price for it. We are the masters of our own brain and the captains of our own soul. So choosing the right perspective on life matters far more than what we think will make our life meaningful as well as a perfect example for the future generations. For it should not be forgotten in any way: ‘Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder’.

64 Comments Add yours

  1. Everything is relative. We see the world the way we want to see it. Nicely explained Shayan!

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    1. Thank you so much for agreeing with me. Have a great day ahead😊

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  2. Insider says:

    I have only read your poetry so far, but I must say even your prose is endearing. Awesomely curated and beautifully penned!

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    1. Thank you so much for commenting. It means a lot to me. Have a great day ahead😊

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      1. Insider says:

        The pleasure is mine (: Have a wonderful day!

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  3. gabychops says:

    Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity is not pertaining to the word “relative.” He was a physicist and not a psychologist. The world is teaming right now with civil wars, history brings Hitler to mind, so this is not relative to bad?
    You mean well and some parts of your ambitious essay are excellent.
    You should not look out to your readers to agree with you unless they are highly educated, and understand the concept.

    I know that I am risking offending you, but if it was me, I would rather know than not — you are referring to yourself in the third person which is regarded as pretentious. Also if you look around no one call themself “Mr”. Perhaps, you could drop this “title”?
    The only title you should use is the one you have earned by your qualifications, like a Doctor or Professor.

    I do hope you won’t mind my friendly advice,

    Joanna

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    1. Shayan Das says:

      Hi! Thank you so much for commenting. I didn’t think about it in that way. Neither did I intend to force anyone to agree with me and my idea. Everyone has their own senses and they are free to believe whatever they want. In my case, I wrote exactly what came in my mind. No doubt I can be wrong to some extent but surely not wholly. You said that history brings Hitler to mind and so this is not relative to bad. But what if we see it in a different way. Since history brought Hitler to mind people have understood the importance of democracy for a healthy functioning of the society. So the cruelty of Hitler in one way proved good for the contemporary world. Isn’t it? Please don’t hesitate to correct me if I’m going wrong or talking out of the topic. I’m not arguing with you in anyway. No doubt what you said is also true to some extent and I don’t disagree with it.

      Now, talking about my bio actually it is almost the same one I wrote for my book. The publishers said to write in third person and so I did. I never thought that writing in third person would mean as pretentious. But no problem. Thanks for your suggestion and advice. I’ll surely edit it. Also I’ve made changes to my username. Sorry for acting so foolishly. And thank you again for reading my post and sharing your thoughts regarding it. I’m happy ’cause at least you have read the post entirely. Half of the people liking and commenting on WordPress even do not read the complete post. Please correct me if I’ve said wrong anywhere for I believe it is the learning phase for me now. The more I learn the more it will be better for me. Have a great day ahead. Eagerly waiting for your reply.

      Shayan

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      1. ThinkTalk says:

        👏🏾👏🏾 I love your humble and eager-to-learn hearts. Blessings

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      2. You are a lovely, honorable person Shayan. Your wisdom, humility, strength and gentle, caring heart have my deepest respect. Psalm 119: 165

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        1. Shayan Das says:

          Thank you so much. Have a great day ahead😊

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  4. You cannot limit yourself. I really identified with the idea or sorrow and joy. Someone can be your sorrow and someone’s else’s joy. It’s all about want and need and how we cater to the things relative to us.

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    1. Shayan Das says:

      Thank you so much for commenting as well as agreeing with me. Have a beautiful day ahead😊

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  5. gabychops says:

    I think my first impression of you, Shayan, was correct; you want to learn, and it means that you are intelligent, I am like that, always hungry for knowledge. It also means that we will be friends, and can discuss things without taking offence.
    I like you!

    Joanna
    PS I will come back to the concept ” relative “, later.

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    1. Shayan Das says:

      Thank you so much for the reply. Yes, we’ll be friends for sure. It’s truly said that knowledge increases with sharing.

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  6. KK says:

    I don’t know whether relativity theory can be applied here, but one thing I’m sure of is that the idea of absolutism or perfection is esoteric. The mid-way is the better way, to my mind. In all, it’s an interesting and thought provoking write up. Thanks 😊

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    1. Shayan Das says:

      Thank you so much for commenting. I totally agree with you that the idea of absolutism is somewhat esoteric. Have a great day ahead. And happy holi. 😊

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      1. KK says:

        Welcome and happy Holi to you too 😊

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  7. kinge says:

    I also believe that everything is relative and that the universal laws apply on the same. Also our perspectives determines our realities and we are all unique depending on levels of awareness. Insightful post

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    1. Shayan Das says:

      Thank you so much for agreeing with me. Have a great day ahead😊

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  8. You have beautifully penned these insightful thoughts. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Shayan Das says:

      Thank you so much for commenting. Have a great day ahead😊

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  9. This is BEAUTUFUL!! I say these same words to my friends and Individuals I encounter some agree, some look at me like I’m “high”… lol. I’ve always said this. We wouldn’t know what evil people were or was if we didn’t have good people or good things. Not sure of your age, but your way beyond your years Sir if your still a teenager. Bravoo!!! Xo

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    1. Shayan Das says:

      Aww.. Thank you so much for commenting. It means a lot to me😊

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  10. Aman Behra says:

    Very nice explanation shayan.

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    1. Shayan Das says:

      Thank you so much😊

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  11. Happy to read and re-read your post Shayan. This post has increased my respect for you. I am an independent thinker and I welcome who thinks like me. People who ask questions. People who have doubts. They are ready to hear what others says. And has a passion and respect for their each word. I am not going to answer your questions. Here, I’m sharing a quote by Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore :
    “ I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awake and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy. ”
    It helps me to move forward.

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    1. Shayan Das says:

      Thank you so much for commenting. The quote you shared is also one of my favourite. Good night😴

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  12. Beautifully said there is co existence , balance is the key , anything to other extreme is loss of balance.

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    1. Shayan Das says:

      Thank you so much for commenting. Have a beautiful day ahead😊

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  13. blogbyA says:

    Very well written blog

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  14. ThinkTalk says:

    I like and enjoy your post. gabychops and KK already voiced my other thoughts. I also love your heart for correction. Keep penning … peace & blessings

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    1. Shayan Das says:

      Thank you so much for commenting. Have a beautiful day ahead😊

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  15. CarolCooks2 says:

    Firstly thank you for visiting my blog and liking my posts…It was interesting reading your thoughts and the comments, good to read that you are open to listening and learning…Have a great week, Shayan 🙂

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    1. Shayan Das says:

      Thank you so much for commenting. Have a great week too 😊

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  16. Always great wisdom Shayan!! loved this! 💖

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    1. Shayan Das says:

      Thank you so much ❤

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  17. yassy says:

    Yes, indeed 👍

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  18. As for the science I would like to say, there is no such things as absolute. Things moves on this planet, things are not still.
    Time is relative, things are relative to each other as well.
    But as it said, exceptions are there. I always think does theory of relativity applies everywhere? (Means except physics, there are other things too, like emotions)

    We don’t know because we don’t yet understand everything about physics.
    And if do somehow, it’ll be hard to believe.
    I hope you understand what I mean here.

    (Btw I like the way you explains things)

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    1. Shayan Das says:

      Thank you so much for commenting. Yes I got it what you meant. Have a beautiful day ahead😊

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  19. Completely agree that the abstract concepts like joy and sorrow are relative.

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    1. Shayan Das says:

      Thank you so much for commenting 😊

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  20. Simantini says:

    Hey Shayan! Just went through some of your previous posts and it makes me overwhelmingly joyful and excited to know about your love for literature and poetry.I appreciate your work.Go ahead, brother!Much love❤️
    – From another ardent lover and devotee of literature

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    1. Shayan Das says:

      Thank you so much for commenting. It means a lot to me. Have a beautiful day ahead 😊

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  21. rkrontheroad says:

    Beautifully expressed discussion of how everything is relative in life.

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    1. Shayan Das says:

      Thank you so much for commenting 😊

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  22. Mitzie Adams says:

    How can someone so young write with such passion and wisdom? I’m not a qualified literary critic, but I know that your poetry and essays are beautiful and thought provoking. I think that qualifies as art.

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    1. Shayan Das says:

      Thank you so much for commenting so good. Have a beautiful day ahead😊

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  23. Truly, you have given some excellent examples that support the belief in relativity and I concur with you that many things are a matter of perspective. However, I have lived long enough to know how deceived the mind and heart can be (my own included.) Just because the mind thinks and believes something doesn’t make it so. When I discover the “truth” about any matter, understanding and wisdom come with it… whether it’s the truth about my heart attitudes that are hurting me and others, the truth about the corruption in the government, the truth about what’s in the vaccines we’re putting in our bodies, and so much more, there’d better be some absolute facts to know, or we’re in trouble. I am someone who didn’t believe in God, but when I called out to Him in a time of desperation in my life, He made Himself known to me. I know that I know that I know Jesus Christ is the son of God and that He is alive from the dead. He made the astounding statement: “I am the way, the TRUTH and the life. No one can come to the Father, but by me” and I know the truth now. It’s my prayer that everyone comes to know it (HIM) for only by knowing the truth can we be set free. Perspectives can’t do it.
    With much love and appreciation for you Shayan.
    ❤️Michele

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    1. Shayan Das says:

      Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting on my post. You’ve indeed expressed your thought so beautifully in this comment. Your words that me back to one poem I read just the other day… “This world is all a fleeting show” by Thomas Moore. Have a great day ahead. Thanks again.

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      1. When I read your comment, the words of Jesus: “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away” jumped in my mind like a kangaroo hopping with treasure in her pocket. In my opinion, Matthew 24: 35 is one of the most profound verses in the Bible as it presents an entirely new way of thinking.
        You have treasures in you, too, Shayan and I’m so glad that I found your blog so that I could discover some of them.
        Blessings and love,
        ❤️Michele

        ❤️Michele

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        1. Shayan Das says:

          Thanks a lot 🙏

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  24. penhive says:

    Very tellurian from an earthly perspective and yet containing a beauty that is so metaphysically transcendental.

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    1. Shayan Das says:

      Thank you so much😊

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  25. I’m trying to look at it from a practical perspective. Einstein worked in physics. Einstein did not say that “everything is relative” or even “everything in physics is relative.” That was was just a journalist’s distorted interpretation of his work.
    Anyway, I understand that you are talking about human’s perceptions of the world around us and not about physics.
    Of course, we could say that anybody’s perception of anything is relative. The reason is simple – every other second, you, me, other people, and a whole world are different.
    The real question is, what is the reference point to which you compare your perceptions of something. I think it is hard to agree on that in any circumstance.

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    1. Shayan Das says:

      Thank you so much for commenting and for giving the information about Einstein’s theory of relativity. Yes, I do agree that the frame of reference has a lot to do with the relativity concept whether it’s in physics or in general.

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