Sunday, May 14, 2006

A Relatively Cool Genius

The Sunday Times in New Delhi carries a regular feature called "Guru Gyaan: The lives and times of the world's most influential thinkers". Today's episode was titled, "He was a relatively cool genius" - understandably, it was about Albert Einstein. And I was positively thrilled because he is one of my favourite personalities.

His theory of relativity is one of the most influential thoughts of this era. Whether you look at is as a scientific theory or a philosophical one, it makes sense, relatively at least ;-) In simple terms, the theory states that your reality is determined by your point of view. Well, forget physics and look at it in terms of life. Really, my joys and sorrows, challenges and victories, passions and peeves, they are all mine, and others might not be able to associate or even make sense of many of them, because they can probably not look at my life through my POV! Hmm, here's one theory that requires a lot of thought. I'll let you alone with that.

Here are some cool quotes by Einstein:

It would be possible to describe everything scientifically, but it would make no sense; it would be without meaning, as if you described a Beethoven symphony as a variation of wave pressure

Gravity can't be held responsible for falling in love.

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