Einstein’s memo was valued $1.3 million!
Einstein’s memo was auctioned at $1.3 million. Not just the price but also the content of his memo attract attention.
A word with a deep meaning
In 1922, Einstein came to Japan for lecture just before the announcement came he would be awarded the 1921 Nobel prize in physics.
Albert Einstein wrote his thought about life on a note and handed it to the bellboy instead of a tip.
He handed a signed note with one sentence, written in German:
“A calm and humble life will bring more happiness than the pursuit of success and the constant restlessness that comes with it.”
Almost a 100 years later, the bellboy’s nephew contacted the auction house.
I really surprised at not just this price, but also that this bellboy understood this value at that time and had been keep it for a long time. If I had been him, I would’ve thrown it away soon.
This bellboy’s nephew might become unable to avoid restless life for a while.