Did you know that several sources note Einstein's regular use of marijuana?!
The "father of relativity" was against prohibition, and believed that personal decisions like smoking should be left up to the individual, not the government. Although the pipes that he smoked from don't look like the ones we use today, it's pretty easy to connect the dots and understand how cannabis played a role in his daily life. He attributed smoking to opening up "calm and objective judgment of human affairs," and he probably wasn't talking about tobacco. This is evidenced by the fact that he also famously stated that, "No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it." As we all know, marijuana is an interesting tool when it comes to opening up new perspectives.
It's no wonder that he was known as a "visual learner"--he probably gained extra insight from one of his favorite plants. It's said that he was able to visualize experiments in his mind and have them play out before enacting them. There are dozens of interesting facts about Einstein, but before we show you our collection dedicated to his support of smoking, here's one more: he failed his first college placement test! We all make errors, but it's not necessarily a sign of our flaws. Take inspiration from Einstein and keep going!
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