So, from a laymans point of view we're taught that we live in an accelerating universe. But I was thinking, the further we look into the distance the faster objects appear to be moving away from us; but the further away we look the further back in time we are actually looking. Doesn't that mean that the expansion of the universe is actually slowing down, since objects closer to us are moving slower than those far away from us? Perhaps that assumes we were the centre of the universe or some other fallacy, I'm not rally sure. If someone could shed some light on this thought that would be appreciated.