Many wise men have said that the simple life is the best life… This challenges our conventional beliefs that the accumulation of many possessions is the goal of life… This is not only true of material things but also of emotional experiences described as success… However for the wise person these goals tend to be superficial and overlook the intrinsic values of freedom to follow one’s special interest… Albert Einstein was fully aware of this need and made his life as simple as possible… He realized that “Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master.” For this reason mastery demands all of a person.”

Long hair minimizes the need for barbers; socks can be done without; one leather jacket solves the coat problem for many years; suspenders are superfluous. ~Albert Einstein

Part of Einstein’s charm was his disheveled look. In addition to his uncombed hair, one of Einstein’s peculiar habits was to never wear socks. Whether it was while out sailing or to a formal dinner at the White House, Einstein went without socks everywhere. To Einstein, socks were a pain because they often would get holes in them. Plus, why wear both socks and shoes when one of them would do just fine?

The monotony of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.”~ Albert Einstein