Albert Einstein Hated School

Learning does not only happen inside the four corners of the classroom or school in particular. In fact, there are Nobel Prize winners who hate school which can be proved by the life of Albert Einstein. Albert Einstein was born on March 14, 1979 in Ulm, Württemberg, Germany. His parents believed that he has a birth defect because his head was too large and angular. If that was a defect, it is a good defect.[1] When he was a young boy, the evidence of his genius was not yet apparent. He was slow in terms of being able to talk and was not a fluent speaker until the age of 10.

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Albert’s education began at home with a tutor and entered primary school at the age of six. As a temperamental child, he also took violin and piano lessons. He entered secondary school at the age of nine. Still he is aloof and a loner. His teachers did not believe in his abilities not yet unfold. School is not a good place for his creative genius because of the authoritarian and strict setting that time. Albert Einstein hated school because of the ignorant and selfish teachers who do not teach but rather humiliate. He hated school because being contained in such environment would impede creativity and imagination—the key tools for breakthroughs in Physics. Although he hated school, he did not hate learning and questioning established theories. That is the reason why he won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1922.[2]

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[1] Alice Calaprice and Trevor Lipscombe, “Albert Einstein: A Biography”, (Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 2005).  
[2] NobelPrize.org, “Albert Einstein”