On Why Having a Bad Attitude is for Losers

“Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character”
-Albert Einstein

An occasional bad attitude is human nature. Making a habit of it is becomes a character trait. The decision is yours. And mine.

On Pondering the Requirements for Being God

"What really interests me is whether God had any choice in the creation of the world." 
-Albert Einstein

Could God have just sat quietly "unto himself," or is part of the job of being God creating the world, and the humans that inhabit it?

On Misinterpreting God

“I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty.”
-Albert Einstein

Man was made in God’s image, not He in ours. That we so utterly fail to live up that image is no reflection on God. 

On a Choice of Careers

The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking… the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind.If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.”
-Albert Einstein

We have no idea what the consequences of a life’s work will be. For some it has been unimaginable, relatively speaking.  

On a Rational Understanding of God

"Science not only purifies the religious impulse of the dross of its anthropomorphism but also contributes to a religious spiritualization of our understanding of life.
The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge."
-Albert Einstein

Our concept and understanding of God necessarily progresses with our own human evolution and our ability to rise above our our base instincts from which we have emerged from the mists of primordial emergence on this earth.

Fear reflects are base origins as creatures on this earth fighting for survival. We strive for God insofar as we seek a rational understanding of the universe and our place within it.

On the Value of Art and the True Artist

“Only to a tiny minority is it given to fascinate their generation by subtle humour and grace and to hold the mirror up to it by the impersonal agency of art. To-day I salute with sincere emotion the supreme master of this method, who has delighted — and educated — us all.”
-Albert Einstein

The artist’s laser-beam, with its wit and easy grace yet also with unrelenting intensity, that reveals to us who we really are and what it means to be human, is a gift beyond accounting, .

From the few, much is given to the many.

 

 

On the Solace of Solitude

“I am truly a ‘lone traveler’ and have never belonged to my country, my home, my friends, or even my immediate family, with my whole heart; in the face of all these ties, I have never lost a sense of distance and a need for solitude…”
-Albert Einstein

No man is an island, all are connected and depend on the society of their fellows.

There are those who nonetheless must remain at a distance. The artist, the traveler, the thinker, the loner. Those who find in solace in solitude.