Albert Einstein’s theory of happiness may be relative, but it still fetched $1.3 million at a Jerusalem auction this week.
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The Nobel-winning scientist is best known for his groundbreaking theory of relativity, but he also believed he had the winning formula when it came to realising true happiness.
According to Winner’s Auctions and Exhibitions, Einstein was travelling in Japan in 1922 when he was told he would be awarded the Nobel Prize in physics. He was in such a good mood that he scribbled the note in German and gave it to a bellboy.
A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness.
Huh. Turns out living a simple life instead of wearing yourself out non-stop for money and success is the key to happiness, at least according to one of the brainiest men who ever lived. No need to break my back tirelessly working hard for the rest of my years, especially if someone like Einstein says I’m better off chilling on the couch and doing nothing. Big up Albert Einstein for confirming my life choice as a blogger was the right one.
Then again, this note was written back when you could pay off your mortgage on minimum wage, so let’s not get too carried away.
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