What a So-Called Loser Was Albert Einstein!?

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!

36 Comments Add yours

  1. judybarbera says:

    Very, very interesting!

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    1. And that’s just half of it!

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  2. Love this and great example of how an extraordinary mind is not “normal” because it wasn’t supposed to be. “Normal” didn’t accomplish what he did!

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    1. Some forms of Autism may be an evolutionary step forward!

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  3. Can I add a link to this post on my autism post?

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    1. Yes! You gave me the inspiration!

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  4. I wish everyone could be such a loser like him 😉

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    1. The point of the post was he wasn’t a loser. He was ahead of his time!
      A creative genius!

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      1. I know! My point is I wish everyone could be a creative genius as he was! A so called “loser”!

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      2. There probably are. But today they are probably forced to take drugs and see phychiatrists losers!

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      3. True! Unfortunately!

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    2. An inspiration for people with autism and included as such in a site!

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  5. Interesting. I didn’t know any of that.

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    1. Plus, his first wife, Serbian Mileva Maric, was a brilliant mathematian and wrote most of his papers because he was not that good of a writer.

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      1. This is a real WOW!

        I am a Jew, but I am enthralled by the luminous figure of the Nazarene. Jesus is too colossal for the pen of phrasemongers, however artful.” He further added: “No man can read the gospels without feeling the actual presence of Jesus. His personality pulsates in every word. No myth is filled with such life…Theseus and other heroes of his type lack the authentic vitality of Jesus.

        Albert Einstein

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  6. Amy Barbera says:

    This is AWESOME Dad! I LOVE it! It is such an inspiration to all of us! 🙂

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    1. But he was a bit of a louse personally!


  7. Ana Daksina says:

    Reblogging this to my readers at sister site Timeless Wisdoms

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    1. Thank you…appreciate that


  8. I really LOVE your thinking! Wish everyone thought this way!!! You are terrific. I have taught special needs (of all kinds) of children and adults for many years (not now, but I still tutor when I can). Children who are often labeled as “learning disabled” I hope have parents who tell the teachers to remove such a label as it sticks with them for life. Children DO learn at different ages and in different ways, but it NEVER means they are “learning disabled.” In fact, I absolutely hate the word “disabled” as it implies that a person has NO abilities. I hate to let anyone know it (NOT!!!) but my own brother is considered 100% “disabled” from Vietnam and you should see him with a guitar or doing something he loves. He is a genius!!! And the most so-called disabled people I know are amazing artists and creative people in so many ways. Never, but never, let that label be put on any of your children, and forget even if they are autistic. Many of those children are what we call “savants,” meaning that they can do incredible things. Give EVERY child an opportunity fo learn and congratulate them when they do, no matter how small a jump it may be. They can appreciate it even if you don’t hear it coming from them.

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  9. Thanks for all that you said and your work with people with specisl needs!


  10. dolphinwrite says:

    A teacher friend made a poignant statement: that adhd was often due to poor teaching. I remember, on a few occassions, where a parent was concerned with her child’s behavior in my class, wondering if he/she would be much trouble. Each time, I explained I’m having no difficulties. On a couple of occasions, the parents wanted to know if I thought they might benefit from pharmaceuticals. I said, let me observe your child and get back to you. After a couple of weeks, I explained all was well. Kids are kids and the adults, if they are to be teachers, need to have good management skills, like kids, and know how to discipline when the problem is behavior and not some chemical imbalance. But I also explained I’m not a doctor so I can’t tell them. But I would rather take the management on my own shoulders, for I usually find a way. Today, the difficulty is the tools good teachers can use are removed. In years before, if a child is purposefully being difficult, one or two days was all that was needed. Once, when a student was being purposefully difficult, I explained then you can be my shadow. Since you want my attention so much, you’ll have it at recess and lunch recess (I’ll pick you up from the cafeteria.). Finding that I had all the energy and more, he decided to behave, later working to improve grades. Is ADHD a concern? Yes. But what is real attention deficit and what is changing times and circumstances?

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    1. Like your way of thinking and approach. Not too quick to recommend a medicine approach.

      I personally feel that there are too many cases of children being diagnosed with AFHD, especially in America. There could be other health factors contributing to wY the child


    2. way the child is acting. You sound like a good and thoughtful teacher indeed!


      1. dolphinwrite says:

        The difficulty is, these days, “they” don’t want what is clearly understood. The “system” is creating a one-size fits all system that can never truly work. The intent might be real. But the process cannot work. Why? Because what happens between a teacher and the pupils is in the moment. There are no steps or methodologies that fits all. When I teach a kid or teen, as some of our co-teachers who understood this, it’s happening all in real time. Like in the show Dog-Whisperer or Supernanny. Those two were instinctual.

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      2. 🤲🏼👐🏼🙌🏼👏

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  11. judybarbera says:

    Excellent update with new pictures!

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