F. Scott Fitzgerald made a statement that we would do well to live by; “The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.”
Reading in Dear Professor Einstein I find Professor Einstein “disliked the authority and rankings of the military system, in which men would blindly follow a leader no matter what he said or what they personally might believe.”
I admire Professor Einstein and I am a man that flourished in the military system (USMC 1978-2001). Can’t say these are opposing ideas but this is a good point and I think Professor Einstein would have liked me were we to have met.
One of my students wrote in their Senior Letter to me; “You are the best and weirdest teacher I have ever had.”
Like Professor Einstein “I have no particular talent. I am merely inquisitive.”