“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole life believing it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein
Every single person on this planet has a unique talent. We are all geniuses in our own way and every one of us should try to become the genius he is supposed to be with the talent that was given to him when he was born. Many people are being judged incompetent because of what our society portrays as important. In a place where climbing high trees is considered a valuable skill, monkeys will be admired for their abilities. But if swimming in deep waters was an invaluable talent, a fish would be deemed worthier than a monkey. A talent can gain or lose value depending on the context or environment.
Our society should strive towards a place where people’s unique talents are recognised and can be used to their full capacity. This would bring so much more value to our world than judging people by measuring them against one single standard. People are incredibly unique and talented. A lot of people have so much to offer to our world, but their whole life they have been told that they are not worthy. We should start enabling talent instead of blocking it.
Albert Einstein was a German theoretical physicist who lived from 1879 till 1955. He is known to us for developing the general theory of relativity. The famous equation E = mc2 comes from Einstein’s hand. In 1921, the scientist received the Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect. During and after WWII, Einstein, a real pacifist, was against the use of nuclear weapons. This eventually resulted in the Russell-Einstein Manifesto in which the danger of such nuclear weapons is described.