I am having trouble understanding how centripetal force works intuitively.
This is my claim.
When I have a mass strapped on a string and spin it around, I feel the mass pulling my hand. So, I want to say that the mass is trying to move away from the center of the circle, and yet centripetal force makes it move in a circle, i.e, centripetal acceleration towards the center.
Similarly, when I am driving a car and making a curve, I feel being pushed away from the center of the curvature rather than towards it.
I am having so much trouble with these types of problems because of this counter intuitive concept. Can someone help me out?