I’ve been reading up Quantum Physics.
Yes, I’ve been trying to understand the mind-numbing madness that is quantum physics.
As I read/watch/learn more, I keep relating the scientist who breaks new ground with the songwriter who is remembered. I started to dig deeper to understand the personal motivations of each. I’m no sociologist, but here’s my generalization on it.
The Human Need to Be Recognized
A scientist who breaks new ground can change the way we look at the way we look at the world. Look at Einstein. He was a rockstar. A great songwriter is hailed for creating work that connects with a large population of people over generations. Dylan, The Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Michael Jackson are all revered for their expression.
As much as either would care to admit, the desire for fame cannot be overlooked.
The Human Need To Contribute
Directly related to the need to be recognized, is the need to contribute. A scientist who breaks new ground has to think differently and get past the nay-sayers to see his/her vision through. It’s not a path for the faint of heart to go against the grain. A great songwriter risks being naked to truly communicate and affect people. Not everyone is going to do that.
Why Am I Blogging About This?
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