Guess How Much Albert Einstein’s Handwritten Note Was Sold For
Einstein was known for a lot of things, one of them being one of the most intelligent man in the entire history of the world. He was also first considered as a terrible student by his teachers, and who would’ve thought that he would be one of the world’s most famous scientists. Even if he made it through high school and college, he didn’t exactly do well which is why he didn’t get the job that he wanted, but because the job that he go is so boring, it gave him so much time to think where he developed some of his most famous ideas and theories that we are all using up to this date.
However, there are theories that were also proven to be just mere theories, but then again, as one of the most famous people in history, his works are of course considered as extremely valuable, which is why when a new artifact was found, it would cost millions of dollars.
Known as the father of modern physics, Einstein revolutionized the way people can see the world. Just like with his Theory of Relativity wherein he divided it to two. The first one is the General Relativity, wherein it says that large objects may cause space to bend the same way when you actually try to put a tennis ball on a thin sheet or paper and the paper would actually bend. The other one is the Special Relativity, wherein it says that it is actually impossible for you to determine if you’re moving unless you actually look at other objects. This is where he shows the measurements of distance and time that depends on how fast you travel. However, there is another theory that many people may not know about, until now.
THEORY OF HAPPINESS
It was actually in the year 1915 when one of the world’s genius published his General Theory of Relativity. This has got to be the most successful framework ever discovered when it comes to understanding the universe, that guides the scientists when it comes to time dilation, black holes, and gravitational waves. Just a couple of years after he actually formulated the general relativity, he wrote another theory. Then again, he didn’t exactly write something that has to do with physics, instead, he wrote a somewhat they call the recipe for happiness.
This theory was actually handwritten on a piece of stationery from the imperial hotel in Tokyo, Japan. He even gave that piece of paper to a boy as a tip and told him that it could actually be more valuable one day, and he was indeed right. That is because that simple stationary note has actually been sold for $1.56 million this October.
HOW EINSTEIN CAME UP WITH THIS THEORY
The boy who received the note from Einstein indeed kept it and now it was actually his nephews who sold the note. This highly publicized auction somehow revealed Einstein’s wisdom on contentment to the public even after about ninety-five years after it was actually written. “A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success with constant restlessness,” the theory said.
Einstein said to have written this theory back in 1922 when he was staying in a hotel in Tokyo, Japan. It is during that time that was informed that he won the Nobel Prize in Physics, but Einstein seemed to be overwhelmed with all the fame, which made him write this Theory of Happiness. A lot of studies suggested that the happiest people with different statuses, are indeed content with their lives and that’s what makes them happy. One study said that “Happiness actually leads to behaviors that often produce further success in work, relationships, and health, and these successes result in part from a person’s positivity effect.”
Psychologists have also observed that humans seem to run on a hedonistic treadmill, wherein they seem to work really hard to achieve a certain goal because they anticipate the happiness that it will bring. Unfortunately, once that goal has been achieved, we would start at the very beginning again and start a new goal. This is all according to a professor of Psychology at Knox College, Prof. Frank McAndrew. He also believed that because of this, powerful people such as business magnates as well as celebrities never really achieve true happiness, since they continue to want more and more and they are just never content.
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