Albert Einstein Facts and Wisdom

I am a big fan of Albert Einstein and though I have several engineering degrees, the reason I am such a big fan is not why he was so famous. Albert Einstein facts and wisdom go way beyond his scientific achievements. Let’s start with why he is famous and then I’ll explain why I am such an admirer.

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Here is a short review of why he was so famous. He was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the general theory of relativity, effecting a revolution in physics. For this achievement, he is often regarded as the father of modern physics and the most influential physicist of the 20th century.

While best known for his mass-energy formula E = mc2(often dubbed “the world’s most famous equation”),[he received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect.

The latter was pivotal in establishing quantum theory within physics.

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Very impressive indeed, but not why I am such a big fan. To see his true wisdom and value you must study the man. I group his wisdom and value into 6 interesting categories. I will use these 6 categories to highlight Einstein’s true wisdom:

His Personality

Views on Life

Einstein was often frustrated with the state of his times and felt that the world would require a substantially new manner of thinking to survive. He felt that the world was dangerous not because evil people but because of people who recognize the evil, yet do nothing about it. His characterization of the age was that world leaders had developed perfection of means yet had a significant confusion of ends.

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Views on Creativity

Problem Solving Thinking

Maintained a strong belief in the necessity of eliminating biases to be able to look for what is and not for what they should be. Always stated that problems required a new level of consciousness beyond the one that created the problem … he was a big proponent of change.

Education Views

Einstein facts and wisdom … laugh often

Einstein had an excellent way to make people laugh. To him, it was a serious business, indeed. He made people think while making them smile with almost all of his work. My lesson learned is not to take myself so seriously. And laugh often.

Albert Einstein quotes about life … keep pushing

Einstein was often frustrated with the state of his times and felt that the world would require a substantially new manner of thinking to survive. But that did not mean he was without hope. He knew that the rules of the game as much as the next guy and an important rule was always to keep pushing.

My lesson learned is to keep going despite indifference, and even when I feel discouraged by my work.

Albert Einstein famous quotes … a simple life

A focus on simplicity was one of Einstein’s central tenets, and though his skill in physics was renown, he believed everything that can be counted did not necessarily count and that everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.

My lesson learned is to always think and live as simply as possible with the balance in life.

His Sense of Humor

Finally, he was a very observant person and noted that as he got more and more famous he got, the more and more stupid he also became. That he said was a very common phenomenon.

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The bottom line

So maybe you’ll agree with me about the wisdom of Albert Einstein, eh? What is most amazing to me is the fact that most of his wisdom is more applicable in today’s society than it was in his. He was always considered ahead of his time, wasn’t he?

Mike Schoultz writes about improving the performance of business. Bookmark his blog for stories and articles.