It’s like I just pour and pour and pour myself out
for everyone else
and I’m left empty.
science side of Tumblr explain why the ride home always takes less time
We have what we’ll call a “radius of familiarity” around where we live. It’s the places you see all the time, whether around your house, on your side of the city, or simply you’re whole town.
When we leave to go on a vacation, to a different town, or whatever, we don’t realize we have arrived until we are actually there at the exact destination.
When we return home, we recognize this radius of familiarity when we start to get close to home which gives us the sense of feeling that we’ve already arrived, even though we may still be a few miles away.
Also, we have expectations that seem to be set too high when we leave, so when it takes us longer to get to our far away destination than we expected, we lower our expectations and assume it’ll take us longer to get home, and then it doesn’t.
It’s all about perception!
Check out this cool NPR piece to learn more:
There are some people in this world who I hate, and I would kinda love to not hate them because it starts to eat me up, but I just don’t know how to start the process of un-hating.
And that’s all I’m gonna say about that right now.