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Stephen Mayo | 1,000 Miles Per Hour

1,000 Miles Per Hour

Jan. 31, 2021

The earth makes 1 complete rotation every 24 hours.  That means that a person standing absolutely still is nevertheless moving.  Someone standing at the equator travels the circumference of the earth (25,000 miles) in 24 hours, at a velocity of approximately 1,000 miles per hour.


But it seems like I'm perfectly is it possible that I don't notice this turning?  Because (a) the motion is constant and never changes and (b) everything else around me -- the air, the ground under my feet, the people around me -- is moving at exactly the same speed.


Our surroundings can make it hard to distinguish reality:  

But if your goal is to be true to who you are, to be the best you can be, it's useful to find reference points outside your usual sphere, to help you understand what's really happening, and make your own assessments.

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