All of The World since the dawn of man have look into Space and awed at its Awesome wonder. The Curiosity of what it emcompasses has intriqued man to want to travel and explore throughout its vastness. One thing though stops us from freely flying through it.
Gravity is the force that attracts mass to other mass. Gravity is what keeps us from freely roaming The Universe, observing countless Astronomical wonders. We have left Earth before and currently, but at the cost of a lot of currency and power. Free Fall acceleration rate or in layman's terms, Gravitational Rate, is 9.81 Meters per second every second or 9.8 m/s^2. Gravity is something we cannot escape; unless we aren't around anything in pure space. But Why?
All Worlds, Rocks, People, Animals, or anything with Mass has its own force of gravity. That's right, if thou art in the middle of space and an apple, which has less mass than thee, will in theory revolve around thy gravity, or stick to thee. The reason? SpaceTime.
SpaceTime is the combination of the three dimensional Space and one dimensional time, together to form the fabric of all of The Universe. Now when something with mass is within a particular part of SpaceTime, SpaceTime will bend to that mass. This is what causes gravity. Imagine thou hath a blanket spread out in the air held by a few folks evenly. Now put a bowling ball in the middle of said blanket. It will bend. Now put a tennis ball anywhere on the blanket away from the bowling ball. What happens? Well the tennis ball will fall towards the bowling ball since the bowling ball has more mass than the tennis ball. This is exactly how gravity works in relation to SpaceTime and mass.
SpaceTime reveals to use the more mass thou hast, the more attractive thou literally are. For us, this mass, can mean Status, Money, Muscles, Good looks, Nice things or even great social skills. Regardless these things attract others to us, just like gravity is an attractive force. The more of this thou hath, the more attractive thou shalt be. Now is this a good thing? I'll let you decide that one.
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