Gujarati VersionIn 1922, Albert Einstein was staying at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo during his lecture tour in Japan.
During his stay he received a delivery. Either Einstein did not have change, or the bellboy refused to accept a tip.
In place of a tip, the Nobel Prize winner handed a note telling him, “Maybe if your lucky, this note will be much more valuable than just a regular tip.”
This handwritten note by the genius has surfaced after 95 years, and was sold in October 2017 for $1.56 million in an auction in Jerusalem (Israel).
However, it is not about the money. The advice written in the note is priceless.
The note reveals his thoughts on happiness. Originally written in German, it reads:
“A quiet and modest life brings more happiness than a pursuit of success bound with constant unrest.”