He was young. He had completed his Diploma and married the only female classmate of his. He was young, but had no job! He was feeling hopeless. Very hopeless. He wrote a letter to his parents, saying that it would have been better if he was not born. Two years… Two years and he still has no stable job for his family to feed! It was frustrating.
After two years he got a job as a Clerk. Not his type, but still something which can feed his family. This young man had responsibilities which he never anticipated as a youth with all the charm and intelligence. He was frustrated, disappointed and saw no way out! It was a hard time. But he had something more. Something which was the secret ingredient of his life. Something which kept him going.
He had a Passion.
Sitting behind those desks of Patent office, Albert Einstein used to wonder about his passion towards Physics. He used to try to imagine how will travelling on a beam of light will look like! He had imaginations which lead him to some ideas, ideas about some of the most wondered phenomena happening in the scientific field. He was hard working. He worked out his best to prove these ideas with the Maths he knew! All the disappointment never made him compromise on his ambitions and confidence. Sitting behind his desk he wrote 3 Papers, research papers. Passionate Yes, but being more daresay, he submitted those papers to the most prestigious journals of the time. Those papers landed up in the hands of a reviewer, no one else but Max Planck. This unknown and unheard name all of a sudden became an important person.
Years passed. Einstein is now a professor at a prestigious place in Germany, and War breaks. Its the world war I. He saw his genius colleagues and close friends like Fritz Habar all rushing to make deadly weapons for the war on the name of Patriotism. Einstein was disgusted by the idea of people searching ways to kill people more effectively on the name of a Country. Einstein made an anti-war Manifesto at that time. But alas, he was not supported! He was isolated by his colleagues. But somewhere, Einstein was not scared of this. He uses this isolation and sits down with his pen and paper to complete his theory of relativity, ending up getting some very significant calculations for general theory of Relativity.
This new theory of generalizing Gravity needed some proof with experiments. War had crippled him. Einstein released his research papers with some of his calculations for shift in the apparent position of stars during a total solar eclipse, thus suggesting an experiment. He put out the word to the entire community of Science to work that experiment out. This German Physicist, passionate about Science and wants the war to end, is heard by many astronomers who gather in Australia in 1922, where the next total solar eclipse will take place. They all picture from different methods and their available techniques. All their techniques and measurement say the same thing. Einstein is proved correct.
He changes the way world sees Gravitation and Light! He becomes the most celebrated genius who challenged the theories of Newton! He is the New Genius.
There are many noteworthy morals in this story. Einstein kept Humanity above Patriotism and wars. For him human life was more important and above of all worth. Even when his marriage with Mileva didn’t work out, his first offer was that he will give all his Nobel Prize winnings to support her. He was a Human first and bothered about Peace and Harmony, accepting the help form a global scientific community, rather than believing in races and regions.
Einstein Failed many times in his career. He had huge setbacks at personal and professional levels. He had his own depressions. But what made him a genius was his faith towards his passion and a trust towards the love of Knowledge. He always believed that a good human alone can be a good Scientist. Humanity, Passion, Hard-work and Belief on himself alone made Einstein a Genius Story to tell even after of generations and centuries of progress.
“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”
― Albert Einstein