On a more mundane
level, this statement is actually quite important to have in mind. The reason? Well, "all" interesting statements in the real world have a point of view. It is important to remember that most things are subjective
. I'm still not really thinking about the philosophical implications here, but on the implications in everyday language.
What is a long time? What is small? What is fast? Is this a good node?
To illustrate what I mean, I'd like to quote a maths teacher I never had. He asked his class "Is 25 cm much?". Most people might think "No, that's not much". Why? Is a 25 cm layer of cheese on your toast much? Is a 25 cm car ride much? Do you see what I'm getting at? There is no such thing as "much". Or "fast". Or any other, similar word. Because everything is relative. It all depends on your perspective.
One day, I'll stop ranting...