Suppose I have an object, let's say a stick which is of length, let's say 1 meters. I have most of the mass of the stick concentrated on one side of the stick (the center of mass). Now, if I move the stick, I required more force to move it when I'm holding it near the center of mass than when I hold it farther apart. Why is it so?
Shouldn't I be required to apply more force farther away as I would have the additional mass of the stick to displace?