Einstein’s Theory of Happiness Was Sold For 1.5 Million

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Einstein’s theory of happiness was sold at a Jerusalem auction on Tuesday, October 24. The two handwritten notes by the German born Nobel Prize winning physicists, was sold for 1.56 million dollars, or 1.19 million in Euros, according to NY Daily News.

Einstein gave the German written notes to a courier, in lieu of a tip. The bellboy, who worked in a Hotel in Tokyo, received the notes from Einstein in 1922 instead of a tip for Einstein had no cash. He told the courier that if he was lucky, the notes would become valuable, according to BBC News.

The first note written by Einstein reads simply one sentence written in German. The note reads: “A calm and humble life will bring more happiness than the pursuit of success and the constant restlessness that comes with it.” The first note sold for 1.26 million, the second note written at the same time reads: “Where there’s a will, there’s a way,” sold for $240,000. “The winning bids for both notes were far higher than the pre-auction estimate price,” the auctioneers said, according to BBC News.

“While the notes, previously unknown to researchers, hold no scientific value, they may shed light on the private thoughts of the great physicist whose name has become synonymous with genius,” stated Archivist Roni Grosz. “What we’re doing here is painting the portrait of Einstein — the man, the scientist, his effect on the world — through his writings,” said Grosz according to enca.