“Story of a Scientist”
Most of us think of his name as being synonymous with genius, but he didn’t always show such promise. He was always slower than his peers. He did not speak until he was four and did not read until he was seven, causing his teachers and parents to think he was mentally handicapped, slow and even anti-social. Eventually, he was expelled from school and was refused admittance to the Zurich Polytechnic School. It might have taken him a bit longer than most, but most people would agree that he did pretty well for himself in the end. He is known around the world for winning the Nobel Prize and changing the face of modern physics.
Any idea who I’m talking about?
I’m talking about none other than Albert Einstein.
Just remember, “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving. It doesn’t matter how slowly you move, as long as you’re always moving.”
Synonymous (adjective): having the same meaning as another word or phrase in the same language.
Peers (noun): a person of the same age, status, or ability as another specified person
Mentally handicapped (adjective): (a person) having very limited intellectual functions
Anti-social (adjective): not sociable or wanting the company of others.
Expelled (verb): officially make (someone) leave a school or other organization.
Admittance (noun): the process or fact of entering or being allowed to enter a place or institution.