Einstein's name is synonymous to genius. His fame is known the world over for his revolutionary ideas in physics. But nobody told us he had a very interesting backstory.
In 1902, a young, depressed, and solemn 21-year-old Albert Einstein was on the verge of giving up on his dream of becoming a physicist... And after graduating, Einstein couldn’t get a job—in fact, he was passed over for a role as a lab assistant, and even contemplated selling insurance.
After two frustrating years of job hunting, Einstein moved to Bern to work as a clerk in the Swiss patent office. Working six days a week as a patent clerk, Einstein could barely find any time to develop his scientific ideas, and would eventually give up on a career in physics.
Or would he?
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