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Albert Einstein, COVID-19 and the crisis

Albert Einstein, who is considered the most important, well-known and popular scientist of the 20th century and who died 65 years ago, gave an inspiring description of the crisis, which is now taking on crucial and timely relevance due to the challenges of COVID-19 for everybody.

The outbreak of this new coronavirus has spread to more than 190 countries. According to estimates by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the virus could cut global economic growth by up to 2.0% per month if current conditions persist.

World trade could also fall between 13% and 32% in 2020, depending on the depth and extent of the global economic recession, according to estimates from the World Trade Organization (WTO).

The full impact will not be known until the effects of the pandemic peak.

Albert Einstein was proclaimed “20th century character” and the most preeminent scientist by Time magazine.

COVID 19 has generated a unique heartbreaking impact, has led to more than 200,000 deaths, has driven oil prices to negative quotes, has forced billions of people to remain in their homes…

Albert Einstein and his thought

In the words of this German physicist of Jewish origin, later nationalized Swiss, Austrian and American:

“Lets not pretend that things will change if we keep doing the same things.

A crisis can be a real blessing to any person, to any nation. For all crises bring progress.

Creativity is born from anguish, just like the day is born form the dark night.

Its in crisis that inventive is born, as well as discoveries, and big strategies. Who overcomes crisis, overcomes himself, without getting overcome.

Who blames his failure to a crisis neglects his own talent, and is more respectful to problems than to solutions.

Incompetence is the true crisis.

The greatest inconvenience of people and nations is the laziness with which they attempt to find the solutions to their problems.

Theres no challenge without a crisis. Without challenges, life becomes a routine, a slow agony.

There’s no merit without crisis.

Its in the crisis where we can show the very best in us. Without a crisis, any wind becomes a tender touch.

To speak about a crisis is to promote it. Not to speak about it is to exalt conformism.

Let us work hard instead.

Let us stop, once and for all, the menacing crisis that represents the tragedy of not being willing to overcome it”.

Who is crazy

Albert Einstein also said: “Maturity begins to manifest itself when we feel that our concern is greater for others than for ourselves.”

Other of his phrases are:

  • We live in the world when we love. Only a life lived for others is worth living.
  • Chance does not exist; God does not play dice.
  • In times of crisis, only imagination is more important than knowledge.
Albert Einstein said: “There are two ways to live your life: one as if nothing is a miracle, the other is as if everything is a miracle.”

Finally, Albert Einstein said to himself: “I have a question that sometimes tortures me: am I crazy or are others crazy?”

 

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