Albert Einstein today as a child would probably be on drugs diagnosed with ADHD or Autism!
He didn’t talk until 4.
His grandmother called him ‘thick’ or not very smart.
He repeated words and sentences over and over until he was 7.
Maybe he had a form of autism.
He didn’t learn to read until 9 and didn’t like school.
He attended a Catholic elementary school in Munich until he was 12.
He discovered the violin sonatas of Mozart at age 13. From the moment on, music became an enduring passion.
But he dropped out of high school at 16.
Failed the entrance exam the first time he applied for college!
He was disorganized, forgot things, his lectures were hard to follow – the classical ‘absent-minded’ professor.
Plus, his first wife, Serbian Mileva Maria, was a brilliant mathematician who penned most of his early papers because he was not that good as a writer.
What a so-called loser by today’s standards!
But still a creative genius and well ahead of his time.
Maybe one of the greatest creative scientific minds of all historical time!