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The World As I See It – Albert Einstein November 16, 2010

Filed under: Quotes — neepaparikh @ 12:26 am
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An excerpt from the essay “The World As I See It” by Albert Einstein.

“How strange is the lot of us mortals! Each of us is here for a brief sojourn; for what purpose he knows not, though he sometimes thinks he senses it. But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people — first of all for those upon whose smiles and well-being our own happiness is wholly dependent, and then for the many, unknown to us, to whose destinies we are bound by the ties of sympathy. A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and still receiving…”

A condensed version of the rest of this essay can be found here: An Essay By Einstein

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3 Responses to “The World As I See It – Albert Einstein”

  1. Anon Says:

    one can argue that it can go both ways

  2. stacy Says:

    Certainly makes me think about what life is.

  3. Reader of cards Says:

    What does that mean? The relationships? Do we rely on others or do they rely on us?


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