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Einstein's theory of happiness

The late, renowned physicist Albert Einstein was in the news recently. Not over his famous theory of relativity—it was to do with his lesser known theory of happiness. In October, a handwritten note of his sold at auction in Jerusalem for $1.7 million. The auctioneers were expecting it to fetch about $10,000.

The note was written in November 1922 on the stationery of the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, where Einstein was staying while on a lecture tour of Japan. It says: “A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness.” Einstein gave the note to a messenger who had delivered a package to his room, as he had no loose change for a tip.

Einstein’s key to a happy, fruitful life was based on modesty and understatement—not constantly striving to achieve success and acquire more.

The Bible too reflects this sentiment in several passages—perhaps most closely in Proverbs 23:4, which says: “Do not weary yourself to be rich; in your wisdom show restraint.”

The Bible outlines God’s salvation plan for fallen mankind. It’s also full of great wisdom. Check it out.

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