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What is not relative in this world? Is there something at all?

As far as I know everything around us is relative in nature. When we say that a car is moving, according to a person sitting in the car, the world is moving. So is there something at all that is not relative? And please don't include the speed of light which would be same. I am talking about something which is fixed that is, same from whichever angle you may look at it.

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    Oct 30 2013: you are not relative to yourself
    • Oct 30 2013: Why not?
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        Oct 30 2013: Because you obviously don't move relative to yourself, unless you happen to own 2 bodies.
        • Nov 1 2013: Nice try Herald but if we go on limb level, then your diff. body parts work relative to each other i.e. when you walk, your arms and legs move constantly but your upperbody remains const.
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        Nov 1 2013: Anwesh I didn't talk about different body parts to each other but you (or any other object) as an entity to yourself.
        • Nov 1 2013: Is because of our single mind.What about someone with multiple personalities.

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