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About Albert Einstein

Posted on: January 26, 2016

This book has been in my to-share-list for quite some time: “Who was Albert Einstein?”. The part I would like to talk or share about is the part about his childhood and early schooling experience. A lot for me to ponder after reading it.

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When young, Albert liked to pester his father and uncles with lots of questions. For example:

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Note 1: What will happen to Albert Einstein if his dad was the kind who shut the kid up, no question allowed, didn’t like to entertain children?

Note 2: Do our school also teach things that mattered to us? So are the school to be blamed for not making us another Einstein? Another key: “read as much about science as he could”, not forced by school or anyone else. He himself chose to read. Do we allow children to read books, non school related, non text books? 

Now, view it from another angle, should we then thank the school for forcing those who don’t like to read to read? And who knows another Albert Einstein is in making by making them read? And make them read during after school tuition, and read more after after-school-tuition tuition? …

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Note 3: What will happen to Albert Einstein if his father and uncles didn’t render any help of guidance? What if his sister and cousins discouraged him taking his thinking hikes? What if Albert didn’t like to read, and just by staring and thinking, he still became who he was?

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Note 4: The description of his school (in yellow) sounds familiar isn’t it? Did it cause ‘damage’ to Albert Einstein until he couldn’t become who he was? And with that kind of schools, did it stop Germany from producing top notch scientists, becoming one of those countries ahead in technology? 

Same key: “book” and “teach himself“.

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Note 5: Again, “books” were given and this time Albert was encourage to explore new interests. What do we do? More revision books? Books help to score in exam? And I wonder, whether Albert did have lots of concern over his exam marks?

Lastly, I wonder were Einstein’s parents too concerned about his school results and forbid him touching these books, learning stuff he liked and thinking wild? I doubt so. The impression I get is his parents didn’t give a dame of what other think about him. They help and guide him to follow his passion.

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1 Response to "About Albert Einstein"

great sharing. Proper guidance is key

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