Saturday, May 07, 2005

Another Great Reflection.

Sitting around waiting for my ham-cheese-lettuce and tomato wraps cook I have the Science Channel on. They are talking about scientists that have revolutionized the world. Galileo, Newton, Einstein, and Hawking.

I have caught three of the bios. Greatness is not necessarily linked to school achievement. Obsession seems to be the common factor, an obsession that most people would consider unhealthy. They talk about Newton working on one problem for days on end with little sleep and food; same with Einstein though Hawking is different. Stephen has seemed to manage ALS, a wife, children, and grandchildren with incredible genius output.

So, what came first the genius or the obsession?