Albert Einstein

by Kelsi from San Diego () ()

The Man of Morals

Albert Einstein was a man whose ideas have earned immortality; he let his morals guide him on his path that lead him to the denouement of his story. Einstein was an unlikely candidate for the new melting pot of scientists in the 1880's. He was born with an abnormally large head, and did not speak until the age of four; many thought he had Asburgers. He held his head high as he followed a path that Rudyard Kipling wrote flawlessly. "IF you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you ,But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don't deal in lies, Or being hated, don't give way to hating, And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise" -Rudyard Kipling As a man of great intellectual capability Einstein helped advance many theories in modern physics. Einstein believed that imagination was the guide to brilliance; ".imagination encircles the world" (Einstein, Albert). He has found joy and mystery in science since the age of five when he was enthralled in wonder; craving to know how the invisible forces that directed the needle on a compass. At the age of thirteen years old he pursued his wonders, and began his life in science and mathematics. From then on Einstein had always been in school and possessed the desire to excel. He graduated from high school, and attended the prestigious Swiss Polytechnic University in Zurich. Graduating with a degree in physics he attained Swiss citizenship and attained many jobs as a teacher. Through his life he stood against racism and war, and helped to stop it. He was a highly influential role model for physicists in his time and in ours today. Einstein has always been a symbol for physics, but he was a true display of a moral, modest and determined man.

     Albert Einstein was very modest and he did not let his surroundings limit his intellectual abilities. As a scientist, he remained humble and stood true to what he knew and believed. His abilities brought him much attention from scientists and physicists around the world. Eventually, he was awarded a Nobel Prize for his accomplishments. Unlike many others who are consumed by the glory, Einstein stayed modest: "Einstein's gifts inevitably resulted in his dwelling much in intellectual solitude..." ( Einstein was a man who had isolated himself because it was difficult to relate to people on an equal intellectual level. Physiologically speaking, many who tend to be lonesome jump at the first sign of attention and recognition which Einstein received a lot of in his career as a physicist. Einstein never soaked up the attention, and let it become him. He stayed true to what he liked, and that was being on his own, it was where he was content and where he dwelled in thought.  Einstein never changed who he was, and was always outstandingly modest given all the attention he received. Although he enjoyed being alone Einstein was not an introvert, he shared his knowledge with people and even continued research on geometrisation after he retired." ( After his retirement he continued to work towards the unification of the basic concepts of physics, taking the opposite approach, geometrisation, to the majority of physicists." Famous or well known individuals commonly choose to discontinue their careers after they have had their popularity peaks. He was different from other scientists and celebrities in such a way that he did not care for popularity or recognition; he simply did what he loved as long as he pleased. He never let fame and recognition penetrate his set goals and admirable modesty. Albert Einstein's modesty is a trait to be recognized given he tends to be considered one of the greatest scientists who ever lived. He never let fame and recognition penetrate the goals in life he was set on achieving.

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Albert Einstein ( ())

  Einstein was an innovatively determined man who always strove for success. Every successful man or woman had once set ambitious goals and expectations for themselves. Einstein, as one of them, always had high aspirations for his knowledge. He borrowed previous knowledge and incorporated logic to learn more: "Einstein always appeared to have a clear view of the problems of physics and the determination to solve them. He had a strategy of his own and was able to visualize the main stages on the way to his goal." ( 2 Apr 2013) He remained focused and set on his ambitions; fulfilling his dreams and helping people along the way. The many goals he set for himself are what compelled him to push limits and when they were achieved he simply moved onto the next. "He regarded his major achievements as mere stepping-stones for the next advance." All it took was a few simple goals and Einstein broke knowledge barriers all over the world, challenging old concepts and introducing new ones. Many people like to give up after they have won, because the "hard" parts are over, but Einstein thought differently. Maintaining goals is difficult, but necessary and a man who can stick to such high aspirations and expectations demonstrates patience, determination, and diligence. He lived a life that his family and friends were proud of, more importantly a life he was proud of. 

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Albert Einstein ( ())

 Aside from success, Einstein proved himself to be a moral man that was always willing to provide compassion to the people around him. His many achievements did not shape who he was, but rather gave him insight to what he had potential to be. The work and time he put in striving for success sculpted his true and ultimate character. "His insights into the nature of the physical world made it impossible for physicists and philosophers to view that world as they had before. When describing the achievements of other physicists, the tendency is to enumerate their major discoveries; when describing the achievements of Einstein, it is possible to say, simply, that he revolutionized physics" (Encyclopedia of World Biography). He was recognized for his abilities and praised for them, naturally of course, but he was not a selfish man, he was a wise man who carried goodness and kindheartedness under his arms. Each of his theories and explanations has helped mankind; they were not only steps for him, but steps for the greater good. He utilized his intelligence in such a way that people respected him, and looked up to him. Einstein was one who envisioned the universe in such a way that only he could truly understand, and others could only ponder. "Einstein wished his theories to have that simplicity and beauty which he thought fitting for an interpretation of the universe and which he did not find in quantum theory." ( as a man who was racially unbiased, a long pacifist, and instigator for world peace; Einstein was a man with insight based on things other than facts and numbers; he really left his mark in America and all over the world. His look on the universe was proof that he was not just a man made up of logic-based thinking but he loved people and sharing his gifts with them. His success never became him, his effort, and individual thinking created the brilliant Albert Einstein. 

  Since the age of thirteen, physics captured Einstein's curiosity and inspired him to educate himself, which led to a lifetime of learning. He was a very well recognized man, with rare intellectual capability, and exceptional character. Einstein was a man who was made of modesty, determination, and morals. His determination helped him stay true to his goals, and accomplish each and every one of them. And most importantly, one who can stay true to morals, and remain modest when thrown in the face of fame is one deserves to be spoken of. Einstein is an inspiration for physicists and many in the field of science considering he made many discoveries three of which having to do with the Brownian motion, theory of relativity, and photoelectric effect. Not only pertaining to physics, he was a good man. One who opposed war, taught many, and changed the world's outlook on the universe. He was only known for his discoveries, and many didn't realize how strong of a man he was. Einstein was not able to relate to people due to his abilities, and was a loner because of it; maybe that is what kept him very modest. Never the less he was a man who did not let fame, and fortune that came from all of his discoveries become him. His modesty and determination should be recognized just as much as his many achievements, when he could have used his knowledge for all of the wrong reasons he chose not to, and when faced with popularity and appraisal he was true at heart and never changed who he was. 

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