We know this isn’t the clinical definition. When people take hold of this, they’re challenging themselves not to be foolish in their own lives when it comes to achieving a goal or overcoming something.
Even though it’s just modern day culture that identifies this popular quote with him, do you think it’s based upon wisdom the Jewish physicist Albert Einstein would have indeed followed? “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” I think it actually synchronizes with this Hebrew proverb in Mishlei – Proverbs 31:26, “As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.”
So if you agree, then why not get this art for yourself? It could be a fine art version of an internet meme (also available on other products) that you can display in your home; or maybe as a gift for someone you know is always tweeting or sharing motivational phrases on Facebook (I can instantly think of a few people already, I don’t know about you).
Can you think of someone who knows they need a reminder not to keep going around in circles? This is a phrase used in many motivational speeches and even sermons today. I think there’s useful instruction and wisdom behind this sentence and it’s something Albert Einstein would have agreed with and even said himself. This quotation simply could have been passed from person to person by word of mouth. That is the whole nature of memes, phrases circulated around with pictures.
Perhaps you’d want to install this attitude of “keep trying something new to achieve a goal” into a place of learning, even it’s just the room where homework gets done, or a business you know where it’s encouraged to think out of the box.