Lessons from Uncle Albert

By Ira Mark Egdall

I’m doing my Einstein survey dressed as Einstein and this little boy comes up to me and asks “Are you Santa?”

Then an eight-year-old girl says “I know who you are. I studied Einstein in school.”

“What do you know about Einstein?” I ask.

“He’s smart – they examined his brain.”

Her comment made me think. We are taught that Einstein’s intelligence is what led to his great accomplishments. This is only partly true.

Einstein spent ten years thinking about the nature of light and time (starting at age 16!) before he finally came up with his theory of special relativity in 1905.

It was another ten years before he came up with his new theory of gravity. From 1912 to 1915 he worked on nothing else, driving himself to exhaustion to produce his life’s masterpiece — general relativity.

“I am neither especially clever nor especially gifted,” Einstein once said. “All I have is the stubbornness of a mule . . . I think over and over. Ninety-nine times I am wrong, the hundredth time I am right.”

Einstein’s epic struggles and magnificent triumphs are a life lesson. They show it is persistence and strength of will even more than prodigious talent which ultimately leads to success. That is what they should teach in school.


My website: marksmodernphysics.com

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