Nobody can question Albert Einstein’s (1879-1955) accent. Unfortunately, Turkish people and many other English as a Second Language people (ESL / L2) feels its a problem.
When I first heard Einstein voice I was disappointed. After a time, I thought again and I disappointed again. But this time, just for myself. He was my childhood hero and I always imagine him talking like sarcastic fluent and small witty jokes. Somehow, I believed that smart people are fluent assholes. But he wasn’t. He is quite gentile and speak English with heavy local accent like everyone who is self-confident. I mean after all these years, he gave me another lesson. Thank you Albert, sleep in science.
There are another life lessons from Albert Einstein. If you’d like to read.
- I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
- It’s not that I’m so smart; it’s just that I stay with problems longer.
- Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.
- Imagination is Powerful: “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions. Imagination is more important than knowledge.”
- Make Mistakes: “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”
- I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.
- Create Value: “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”
- Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
- Knowledge Comes From Experience: “Information is not knowledge. The only source of knowledge is experience.”
- Learn the Rules and Then Play Better: “You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.”