The Physicist and the Philosopher

Albert Einstein is known for being a gifted theoretical physicist or in other words, a genius. Strangely enough, he did not speak until he was four and did not read until he was seven. He did not always show such promise, his parents and teachers began to think he was mentally handicapped, anti-social, and slow. He also got expelled from school and was rejected from the Zurich Polytechnic School in Switzerland. Although Albert Einstein experienced these shortcomings, he ultimately strived to win the Nobel Prize in Physics, changed the face of modern physics, and branded himself a genius for the rest of history.  

Socrates is known as one of the greatest philosophers of the Classical Era. Although he did not leave any written records behind, the new ideas he expressed were filtered mostly through his student, Plato, so further generations could know of his accomplishments. Because his ideas were not accepted in his own time, he was called an “immoral corrupter of youth” and sentenced to death. He did not give up, however, he continued to teach his ideas up until the day he was forced to poison himself.