Thursday, April 5, 2012

Inspiration from E

Inspiration from Einstein

Have you ever thought about the fact that you have the same size of brain as Einstein? Probably the same lifespan too? Do you think that you can do what he did with both of those?

Yeah, but he was an enormously smart guy, you say.

Yet, as a kid, he was considered slow. His parents took him to a doctor, because he wasn't learning to speak! But he was a person who considered details, who was curious about ordinary things. Viewing life this way inspired him and gave him numerous examples to describe complicated ideas, from relativity to the questions of life.

It's interesting that in 1905 Einstein wrote four radical physics papers, including the ones of relativity and E=mc2...while he was working as an examiner in the Swiss patent office. How many of us are working while trying to write? Do you believe you can do sensational work in your "real" job, even if your 9-5 job takes up the whole day?
Here are some of his own words, which I appreciate, on how he viewed God. "We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God. We see the universe marvelously arranged and obeying certain laws but only dimly understand these laws."


  1. Hi, Jenna, I've tagged you with the Lucky 7 Meme. Please see my blog for details.

    1. Thanks! I'm posting my WIP selection on Sunday!

  2. Wonderful to find out that such an amazing person was considered slow as a child. Thank you for sharing this with us.

  3. I love that quote---read it as a teen, and it has stayed with me ever since!
    Look forward to your challenge run…
    --Damyanti, Co-host A to Z Challenge April 2012

    Twitter: @AprilA2Z

  4. Wow, that is beautiful. You never know what a person is capable of. My son wants to invent, and I tell him go for it. Let your mind go wild. He's 8, so who knows.

    Thanks for joining us at Falling For Fiction. ;0)

    1. Kids are so full of wisdom about really living - my J day post is about that!

  5. I've heard it told before that Einstein didn't even remember his own phone number. He said why should he take the time to memorize something that he could go to any phone book and look up. :)

    DL Hammons @ Cruising Altitude 2.0
    Co-Host of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge.

  6. so profound! i love that analogy!

  7. I was traveling from France to the states and just saw these - thanks for stopping by and commenting!


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