Yesterday there was a newspaper report entitled, “Einstein’s ‘theory of happiness’ nets $1.3 million.” At a Jerusalem auction a handwritten note written by Einstein and given to a Tokyo bellhop in 1922 was bid up from $2,000 to $1.3 million over 25 minutes. The note said: “A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness.” Another note read: “Where there’s a will, there’s a way” (sold for $200,000).
“Einstein was founder of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and left it his literary estate and personal papers,” according to the Boston Globe. The author of the theory of relativity speaks to us from the past.
I guess money can buy happiness – in this case $1.3 million. Of course, in the normal course of events, money doesn’t buy happiness – mostly woe, especially when not accompanied by love. I guess it’s all relative.