In 1905, a brilliant young German physicist who worked as a patent clerk proposed the Theory Of Relativity. Einstein’s theory unified mass and energy, space and time, and proposed that motion was relative to an observer even though the laws of physics never change. Perhaps the most important part of Einstein’s theory was the proposal of the space time continuum. Before Einstein, scientists theorized that light moved through a medium called “ether”. Einstein rejected the ether theory, and proposed that the universe was an interwoven continuum of space and time.
There is just something so sexy about a brainy dude, don’t you think? Plus, he had that porn ‘stache and just a bit of a cool vibe, as if that whole disheveled look wasn’t calculated to make us want to make out with him.
I’m not alone. The genius and the sexiest woman of the 20th Century had a brief fling. He was just one of the many men who ignored her fatal flaws and their own humanity to get it on with a legend. Einstein even autographed his photograph: “To Marilyn, I am forever grateful!”
At a dinner party, Einstein and Marilyn Monroe sat next to each other. After a few too many glasses of champagne, she purred in his ear:
“I want to have your child. With my looks and your brains, it will be a perfect child!”
“But what if it has my looks and your brains?”
Monroe had self-knowledge, but in the end, she didn’t have what it took to change things. This tormented her. Monroe:
“I often stood silently at parties for hours listening to my movie idols turn into dull and little people.”
Einstein knew the dark side of the dazzling illusion of fame. Monroe should have heeded the advice he gave her at that dinner party:
“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”