The Magnitude of Things – Gaijinhan

The Magnitude of Things

Does the unit of things have a bigger impact on you or do absolute numbers affect how you perceive things more?

For example, regardless of the actual value, does 1 hour sound longer to you or 60 minutes; 1 kilometer or 1,000 meters; 1 kilogram or 1,000 grams? Or is it the same for you?

Personally, units of measurement affect how I perceive things more than the digits do. 1 hour sounds longer to me than 3,600 seconds; 1 kilometer sounds further than 100,000 centimeters; and 1 kilogram sounds heavier than 1,000 grams.

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