Today, Albert Einstein is widely known as one of the most intelligent human beings in recorded history. His best known contribution to mankind is the mass energy equation, E = mc2; though he has also done a lot of great things in the field of science.
But did you know that while Einstein is every young scientist’s superhero in our time, he is largely unappreciated in his time?
Yet rejections did not stop him from doing what he loved best, something that he would later be known for.
Recently, a snapshot of a university’s rejection letter has gone viral because it gives us a rare glimpse of what Einstein had gone through before he became famous – and it also serves as inspiration for us to never give up on our dreams.
Here’s the rejection letter from the University of Bern in Bern, Switzerland:
But wait! While this letter looks authentic, this was actually debunked as a fake.
For one, the letter should have been written in German, not English, and according to NewsVine, he wouldn’t be applying for the position of Associate Professor in 1907.
Still, fake or real, this letter does spark hope in many of us that even failing in one thing is definitely not the end of the world.