CHAPTER 28

Draw on Your Strengths

LEARNING FROM

Albert Einstein

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Albert Einstein (1879–1955) loved nothing more than playing the violin: “I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music. . .. I know I get most joy in life out of music.”1 Opinions differed, however, about how good a violinist Einstein actually was. Most people thought he was not especially talented, although somewhat more charitable contemporaries said he played “with feeling.” In truth, Einstein probably had good reason for deciding to become a physicist rather than a musician. Nevertheless he managed to find a way of enjoying both pursuits: ...

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