Sifting Essential From Non-essential: One of Einstein’s Key Skills

Einstein distilled his theory of relativity from all the clutter of electromagnetism prevalent in those days.

How? 

Well, he had this quality of being able to sift the essential from the non-essential.

His experience as a patent clerk helped him hone this skill.

He remarked:

“I soon learned to scent out what was able to lead to fundamentals and to turn aside from everything else, from the multitude of things that clutter up the mind.”

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