# In general relativity, if an object has no speed is it then not affected by gravity? [duplicate]

The way I understood general relativity is that there is no force of gravity but instead all object just move forward but the space they move through is distorted and that's why their trajectory seems to be different than a straight line. Now here is the question, if an object is not moving at all, i.e. it has no speed, does that mean that even though space is curved around them there is no speed to move the object towards the larger object?

• If an object has 'no speed' then it can't be freely falling in a curved spacetime. (I.e. there's some external non-gravitational force on it). Nov 29, 2020 at 18:30
• You are always moving within spacetime. Your scenario is not possible. Nov 29, 2020 at 18:34
• I understand that you are always moving through time but how are you always moving through space? @m4r35n357 Nov 29, 2020 at 18:36
• Time and space should be treated on equal footing, so that one talks about paths (worldlines) through spacetime as a whole Nov 29, 2020 at 18:37
• So if an object moves through time that automatically makes it move through space too? How does that work? @Eletie Nov 29, 2020 at 18:39