Did you see the piece in the news where a letter, containing an Einstein quote just sold for $1.5+ million? Here’s the quote, “A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness.” Could this genius dude be wrong? I get the value, I mean, it’s Einstein and this letter is written in his hand with an inked signature. Sure, $1.5 million, why not? But what about the message?
Here’s the deal, don’t we need a little restlessness? In restlessness, I find new paths and discover the unknown. I’ll give the mustached fellow a nod on the word “constant.” I agree, Steiney. I don’t want anything to be constant in my life, not even joy. Sometimes it’s good to sit in a motionless calm, sans expression and feeling. I have never had a calm life, by my choosing. I enjoy change, challenge, and a little turmoil. So, why would he say this? What was his point?
And then there’s the issue of “modest.” Yikes!! I like to wear a nice outfit, drive a swell car, and dine in 5-star restaurants. Is this the lifestyle he shunned? Or was it verbal boastfulness? If that’s what he meant, I agree. If you have to tell someone you’re great, you’re not.
Oh, Steiney, again you create more questions than answers. Perhaps that was your goal.