He realizes that Energy=Mass times something that starts with a C. He doesn’t really get what the squared thingy means. My child left the house this morning as Albert Einstein. He clearly has his impish humor. Einstein once said, "Do not worry about your difficulties in mathematics, I can assure you that mine are all greater". Like Einstein, he also struggles in math and accepts it. The fact that my child chose arguably the smartest man in the history to research, is proof to me that he believes in the power of the human mind. Someday he may travel the speed of light, he practically does already. Despite the chaos that reigns in his head on a regular basis, he will somehow prove his own theories because he has the confidence to do so. My mother’s intuition is pretty sure of it. It may not be mathematical, but it will be something that has an effect on the people around him. So like Einstein, he decided to kick off his socks just as the great mentor often did while he thought and calculated. I know of this because I found them rolled up in ball on the floor next to the computer. I wish him Einstein’s perseverance to never underestimate his own abilities.
6/5/2012 11:32:48 pm
6/8/2012 01:47:03 pm
Jen, the one thing that you don't have is your mother's experience. You may not know it now, but experience counts for a multitude of knowledges. It's not that older people are smarter; they're just wiser because they've lived through experiences that you have yet to live through. It's a natural course of events that we all go through. When I was a kid, my father didn't know anything - he was just an immigrant to this country who didn't know anything. As I grew older, my father grew smarter...go figure..It was my immaturity that caught up with me in the end. Seems to me that Pete is smart enough to figure this out early on. Good for my boy Pete!
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