“The tradgedy in life is what dies inside a man while he lives.” – Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein lived through a very tumultuous time in history. He saw the rise of the Nazi party, the mass killing of his ethnic counterparts, the McCarthy raids in America, the formation of Israel as a country, and the development of the Atomic Bomb. His unique perspective allowed him to see many things that typical people missed – like the true tradgedy of getting older.
People complain about their muscles, or memory recall, but few people complain about the loss of inocence, gratitude, wonderment, or any other simple but profond quality as they age. Have we lost the ability to dream and imagine, or follow the clues and facts to an unfathomable place? We must reclaim those special qualities items that matter most and make the biggest difference.