I think Einstein and Disney Had "The It Factor"

Albert Einstein is often referred to as the Father of Modern Physics.

Although they say, his academic peers did not have a high regard for his “thoughts” or “thought process”, there are two reasons why most of us ordinary people tend to think he was really smart!

I like to think of those reasons as: “The It Factor” 

Reason 1: When nobody else got it (???), folks would be like: Hey! He gets it! 

Reason 2:  When folks realized that he got it, the next light bulb that went off in their heads was:  Hey! He can actually explain it!  To us!!


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Do you have a favorite Einstein quote?

I don’t have a favorite as yet because there are so many that I keep stumbling upon.  But here is one that makes me think, Einstein and Walt Disney (animator, voice actor and creator of Mickey Mouse) should have been BFFs (best friends forever).

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”

— Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955)

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“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”

— Walt Disney (1901 – 1966)

I think both Mr. Einstein and Mr. Disney also got it when other people didn’t get it.


What do you think?

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  1. I like Einstein’s statement that if you can’t explain something to a six-year-old, then you don’t really understand it yourself. However, explaining the Theory of Relativity to class in an Infant School would surely be a real challenge!


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