Einstein wasn’t just smart, he was deep.
I was reminded of that recently when I Googled his quote, “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.”
Turns out it comes from a short-but-dense essay he wrote about life and how to live it well.
Contributing to others is one of the essay’s themes.
Einstein would have agreed with Muhammad Ali’s take that “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.”
“Many times a day I realize how much my own outer and inner life is built upon the labors of my fellow-men, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received. My peace of mind is often troubled by the depressing sense that I have borrowed too heavily from the work of other men.”
There’s a lot more good stuff, and you can read it for yourself on thedewdrop.org.
May we all give at least as much as we receive, and feel a sense of joy in so doing.
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