How Einstein Saw the World

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Albert

“School failed me, and I failed the school. It bored me. The teachers behaved like Feldwebel (sergeants). I wanted to learn what I wanted to know, but they wanted me to learn for the exam. What I hated most was the competitive system there, and especially sports. Because of this, I wasn’t worth anything, and several times they suggested I leave.

This was a Catholic School in Munich. I felt that my thirst for knowledge was being strangled by my teachers; grades were their only measurement. How can a teacher understand youth with such a system?

From the age of twelve I began to suspect authority and distrust teachers. I learned mostly at home, first from my uncle and then from a student who came to eat with us once a week. He would give me books on physics and astronomy.

The more I read, the more puzzled I was…

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4 thoughts on “How Einstein Saw the World

  1. This is the reality of the traditional school system. Children are expected to learn theories without the practical knowledge of application. It’s as if saying: “Believe it, even if you cannot see it now”. Traditional school systems are experts for lying to children. That is why children, more often than not, have to experiment life outside of school, to discover what the lie is all about, unfortunately…

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