If you’ve been on social media in the last few years you’ve no doubt see the following quote attributed to Albert Einstein:
If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales.
If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.
It turns out he might not have actually said those exact words.
Library of Congress researcher Stephen Winick published his extensive research on the origins of the quote at the Library of Congress website.
It’s a fascinating read, especially in the Internet age where memes rip across the world in a matter of hours.
Do these ideas move so fast because of their attribution to famous, well respected people?
Do they spread because we want to believe their true?
Or does truth ultimately prevail wherever it may be and is more powerful than any social network?
Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.
Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.
Via Swiss Miss
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