It’s a scientific fact that proximity matters.

One of the most outstanding discoveries of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity is that proximity to an event matters, and will determine what you actually see.  This is known as The Relativity of Simultaneity.

Grossly simplified it states that a single event witnessed by multiple people simultaneously at different proximities to the event all see the same event differently.  Therefore, although each persons report is different all are 100% accurate.

Just because we see something in a certain way doesn’t mean that everyone else will see it in the same way. How we see things, view data, and positions on social issues for example are largely determined by our proximity to them.

rodney goldston proximity determines perspective