Dear Dr. Einstein Q&A

Dear Dr. Einstein:
I read that you were kicked out of school or asked to leave certain classrooms because you made wisecracks about your teachers. What did you think of school in general?

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Dear Isidore:
Mature wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of a lifelong attempt to acquire mature wisdom.  It is an immature thought in itself to believe that mature wisdom depends on chronological age. Some of my teachers were imperfect beings, and I made fun of their failings. Later in life, I would have ‘cut them some slack’ so to speak (as Americans say), and not embarrassed them in front of their students.