Life isn’t fair

Let’s face it, life isn’t fair.
Majority just aren’t born with a silver spoon in our mouth, or
as Donald J Trump (American business magnate, television personality and author) puts it, the ‘Lucky Sperm Club.’

The good news is none of your life’s circumstances are cast in stone.
Many women and men encountered great hardships and countless exasperating failure before they got to where they were.

On March 14, 1879, a infant who would later redefine what humanity knew about their world was born in Ulm, Germany.
However, he wasn’t exceptionally bright as a child.
On the contrary, his parents were even concerned about him being a slow learner, evident from his lateness in learning to speak. They even went to the extent of consulting a doctor regarding the child’s cognitive abilities.

Growing up, he had a rebellious attitude which offended the headmaster in his school, who eventually expelled him.
Perhaps it was this disdain for the status quo in life which majority are willing to settle for unquestioningly, which led him to the greatest answers in his life, as well as the world’s.

Today, his name is synonymous with the word genius and he is widely accepted as the man with the most brilliant mind ever.
He is none other than Albert Einstein, the physicist who revolutionised the world with his Special and General Theory of Relativity.

What many do not know about this modern day exemplary genius were his many failures in life before he got recognition for his works.
As a student, he failed the entrance exam which would qualify him to study for a diploma in Electrical Engineering at the Eidgenossische Polytechnische Schule, later renamed as Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule (ETH) in Zurich.

He then opted to enter the Swiss Federal Polytechnic School in Zurich in 1896 to receive training to function as a physics and mathematics teacher, and he received his diploma degree in 1900 with mediocre results.

He attempted to apply for a teaching career at Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule and various other universities, only to be rejected.
He eventually settled for a temporal position as a Mathematics teacher in Winterhur.

In 1902, he became a technical expert, third class, and it was during this period, where he found time for further research in theoretical physics.

Einstein’s life story clearly illustrate how one begins in life may not necessary dictate how one will end up in life.

Let us sincerely wish that no matter how your life began or have been up till now, that you will soon soar to greater heights and fulfill your life’s destiny.

Suresh Shah, M.D., Pathfinders Enterprise

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