Einstein’s Chalkboard

Einstein once wrote on a chalkboard:

9 x 1 = 9
9 x 2 = 18
9 x 3 = 27
9 x 4 = 36
9 x 5 = 45
9 x 6 = 54
9 x 7 = 63
9 x 8 = 72
9 x 9 = 81
9 x 10 = 91

Suddenly chaos erupted in the classroom because Einstein made a mistake.
Obviously, the correct answer to 9 × 10 isn’t 91. And all his students ridiculed him.

Einstein waited for everyone to be silent and said:

“Despite the fact that I analyzed nine problems correctly, no one congratulated me.

But when I made one mistake, everyone started laughing.

This means that even if a person is successful, society will notice his slightest mistake. And they’ll like that.

So don’t let criticism destroy your dreams.

The only person who never makes a mistake is someone who does nothing.”


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