Albert Einstein’s Guide on How To Live A Happy Life

 

Albert Einstein is a household name known for his intelligence and contribution to the scientific community. His lofty theories might be too much for many minds to wrap around, but he also had a down to earth side. He was a family man and friend to many, and he wrote a guide to living a happy life that is worth taking a look at.

Whether you’re well acquainted with his theory of relativity, or you choose not to pay attention to science, Albert Einstein’s opinion on how to be happier will undoubtedly help you and your loved ones.

Words Worth Millions

On October 24, 2017, a simple note that Einstein handwrote was auctioned for 1.56 million dollars in Jerusalem. Albert Einstein wrote the letter on a notepad from a hotel room.  He wrote it at the Imperial Hotel in Japan. It reads in German ”Stilles bescheidenes Leben gibt mehr Glueck als erfolgreiches Streben, verbunden mit bestaendiger Unruhe.,” which translates to: “A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness.”

It was initially estimated to be worth between $5,000 and $7,000, according to the Winner’s Auctions and Exhibitions.

In October of 1922, Einstein was traveling around Japan and delivering a series of lectures. During his trip, he was informed that he was to be awarded the Nobel Prize of 1921. He continued his plan to travel and missed the ceremony in Stockholm in December.

The Japanese people got word of his award and gathered by the thousands to listen to his speeches. When a messenger came to his room, he did not have a tip to give him. Instead, he handed him two of his writings and told him that in the future that they may have more value than a standard tip.

The Japanese people got word of his award and gathered by the thousands to listen to his speeches. When a messenger came to his room, he did not have a tip to give him. Instead, he handed him two of his writings and told him that in the future that they may have more value than a standard tip.

The bidding for the letter started at $2,000. The seller is the grandson of the hotel messenger’s brother. He lives in Hamburg, Germany. Albert Einstein’s predictions appeared to be spot on.

The bidding lasted for 25 minutes. The second note read, “when there’s a will, there’s a way” and it sold for $240,000.  It was estimated to be worth between $4,000 and $6,000. Einstein autographed both of these letters.

What do you think of Einstein’s wise words? Is there some truth that simplicity is better than continually struggling to make it out on top? In his life and achievements, he certainly exemplified his commitment to excellence and his will to be one of the premier minds in science. Despite his difficult childhood and even being thought to have a learning disorder, Einstein is now universally recognized as one of the greatest minds ever. His profound yet straightforward notes on how to live life are worth a fortune to some people, including the winners of the auction. He showed how he favored a more simple life by choosing to visit the people of Japan instead of a prestigious award in Stockholm.

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