Tuesday, December 13, 2011

finding potentiality

Excerpt from the book Feynman's Rainbow by Leonard Mlodinow

A scientist's work is normal activities of humans carried out to a fault, in a very exaggerated form. Ordinary people don't do it as often, or, as i do, think about the same problem every day. Only idiots like me do that! or Darwin, or somebody who worries about the same question. "Where do the animals come from?" or "What is the relation of species?" A scientist works on it, and thinks about it for years. What I do, is something that common people often do, but so much more that it looks crazy! But it's trying to find the potentiality as a human being. - Feynman to Leonard

Finding the greatest potentiality of human beings' activity in a certain direction is the key. It is to do something with an intensity that is out of the ordinary. 


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I came across this quote in the book yesterday too, and I liked it a lot, Thanks for sharing.