The Great Men's Cross 2: Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

Next on the ‘The Great Men’s Cross’ is the story of Albert Einstein, the popular scientist of all time, Nobel laureate winner and once a Dyslexic being, who had difficulty in reading and writing.

Most times, we allow our challenges, limitations, problems, failure to distract us or weaken us. We actually forget that there were people in similar problems or those more who wriggled their way out of such limitation. One of such challenges is dyslexia, which was part of the early life of those mostly believed to have changed the world.

Examples include Graham Bell (the one who discovered the telephone), Leonardo Da Vinci (almost the smartest being, a teacher, scientist, mathematician, artist, and many more; he had drawn the shape of an airplane years before it was made), John Lennon, Tom Cruise (the popular and award winning film actor), Mohammed Ali (award winning boxer), Tommy Hilfiger (designer), Pablo Picasso, Walt Disney (the owner of Disneyland and the popular kids station), Thomas Edison (the one who discovered the electric bulb), Michael Faraday (Faraday’s law).

Also, Bill Gates (one of the richest men on the earth surface), Isaac Newton (scientist), Henry Ford (the man to discover and make the first car), Galileo Galilei (the scientist who discovered that objects fall from the same height at the same time no matter their sizes), Nicola Tesla (scientist), Steve Jobs (co-founder of Apple), Benjamin Franklin (scientist), and Albert Einstein just to mention a few. However, the focus will be on Albert Einstein.
Albert Einstein and the Dyslexic Limit 
Albert Einstein was born 14 March 1879 in Germany. He was a theoretical physicist known to develop the theory of relativity. One thing that can’t be forgotten about him is the mass-energy equivalence formula E = mc^2 which has been known to be the world’s most famous equation. Albert Einstein won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921 most especially from the discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect.

Einstein’s Challenges
In Einstein’s early days in school, he was challenged with Dyslexia. Dyslexia is the inability or finding it difficult to read and write. He had problems spelling words and he couldn’t even join letters together to make a word. He struggled to pass this particular phase of his life and even when everyone gave up on him as it is obtainable in today’s society, Einstein never gave up on himself till he could learn the right way. 

People known to be affected with dyslexia are different because they have what others lack. Their view of the world is upside down and quite different from how others view the world; this has made them to be very innovative. However, before you can get to a stage where there full potentials would manifest, it takes a lot of effort and sacrifice, and afterwards, they become pillars of knowledge where everyone goes to learn.

Dyslexia is also known as a reading disorder and it is identified when it is difficult to read despite normal intelligence. Dyslexia has different degrees and it ranges from quick reading, difficulties in spelling words, writing words, sounding out words in the head, trying to pronounce words when reading and understanding what one reads. These difficulties are mostly noticed at school. 
Alexia is when someone who could read loses this ability and couldn’t read again. These conditions are not voluntary and people with this disorder wish they could learn. Dyslexia could be caused by both environmental and genetic factors. Some are known to run in families.

Einstein’s Recovery
While Einstein’s father wanted him to study electrical engineering, Einstein most times defiles the school authorities and criticized their methods of teaching. While in school, Einstein succeeded in Physics and Mathematics than his peers. Einstein at twelve years taught himself algebra and Euclidean geometry. He then went on to discover his own proof of the Pythagorean Theorem still at age 12. 

Max Talmud, who was a family tutor extolled Einstein when he said Einstein had learn higher mathematics; his mathematical genius was so high that he himself was lost. Einstein’s love for geometry and algebra made him believe at twelve years of age that nature could be understood and represented mathematically. At 14, Einstein had mastered integral and differential calculus.
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When Einstein was 13, he read about Kant’s critique of Pure Reason and his tutor had to say that the works of Kant that could not be understood by humans and ordinary mortals are clear to Einstein.
At some point, ‘Einstein’ was associated with ‘Genius’ and Eugene Wigner compared him to his contemporaries saying Einstein’s understanding was deeper even than that of Jancsi von Neumann’s; his mind was more penetrating and original than von Neumann’s.

In year 1922, Einstein won the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics for his impacts on Theoretical Physics.

On 17 April, 1955, Einstein had internal bleeding and refused surgery. He reportedly said he wanted to go when he wants. It is tasteless to prolong a life artificially. He has done his part, it is time to go and he will do that elegantly. He then died in Princeton Hospital the following morning at age of 76. When autopsy was being done on him, the pathologist of the hospital, Thomas Stoltz Harvey, removed Einstein’s brain for preservation and study without the permission of his family. He did this in order to study Einstein’s brain and discover what actually made him so intelligent.

Albert Einstein

Your challenges are only a mirage if you see it that way. If you believe your problems are surmountable, then they will be, if you think they can’t be conquered, then you have a long time to spend with them. The truth about life is that everyone’s problem is different and most people have more problems than that of yours. So get over your problems and strategize your way out. Don’t let them be limitations to where you are going. A life that would be great must be tested, so face your challenges and don’t run from them.
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