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?
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.