posted on Oct, 9 2013 @ 07:29 PM
reply to post by mbkennel
Like a rock in a stream of chocolate?
It's kind of been compared to walking through a crowd of people. With the "mass" being equivalent to your popularity to the rest of the people in the
crowd, where the crowd is the Higgs Field, and each person in the crowd a Higgs Boson.
So, if you were a "regular Joe", you can get through the crowd a little slow, but fairly easy. You are not a big attraction to the people (not many
Higgs bosons attache to you), so your mass is low. It takes less energy to go faster with this low mass.
If you were a movie or pop star, getting through the crowd is difficult because everyone crowds around trying to see you (you are more popular,
therefore have more "mass" due to more Higgs bosons attaching on to you). Your movement is slowed down a lot. It takes more energy to get through the
crowd since you have greater mass.
Now if you were the Pope (or some other greatly religious figure), and you try to get through a crowd, it is nearly impossible due to you having even
greater "mass" associated with you, and even more people (Higgs bosons) attaching on to you making movement nearly impossible.
The more mas you have, the more energy it takes to move faster. As you approach the speed of light, time will slow, your mass will increase, until it
would take infinite energy to move you when you get to have infinite mass.....and you stop moving and time stops. This is why nothing with mass can
travel at or faster than the speed of light.
It's a rudimentary explanation, but, I hope this helps...
edit on 10/9/2013 by Krakatoa because: Fixed spelling and other fat-finger errors