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Mon Oct 23, 2017, 06:08 PM

Found: Handwritten notes with Einstein's thoughts on a good life

In 1922, Albert Einstein sat in a hotel room in Tokyo and wrote down two thoughts: Where theres a will, theres a way and a quiet and modest life brings more joy than a pursuit of success bound with constant unrest.

He gave those two notes in lieu of a tip to a courier who had brought him a message, as the Japan Times reports.

It may have been that he didnt have any change; it may have been that the courier had refused money. But Einstein had the idea that these small slips of paper might be worth much more than a handful of change one day.

When he had arrived in Tokyo, the scientist had been met by crowds of fans. He had been traveling around the world, giving a series of lectures, in America, in British Palestine, and in southeast Asia. He was in Asia when he received a telegram informing him he had won a Nobel Prize.

At: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/albert-einsteins-japan-notes-meaning-of-life



Einstein and friends enjoy sake in Tokyo in 1922.

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