When you think of Albert Einstein you might think of the theory of relativity or E=MC2 or many other things — but now you can add happiness to the pile.

While in Japan in 1922, Einstein found out he had won the Nobel Prize for physics and he jotted down a few of his thoughts on what it means to be happy. It was then that he received a delivery from a messenger and in lieu of a tip, Einstein gifted these notes to his Japanese messenger. He is reported to have told this messenger that if he was lucky, one day these notes would be worth a lot more than some spare change.

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How much did this notes turn out to be worth?

$1 million. Not too shabby.

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So what was the advice that was worth shelling out such big bucks for?

The notes are written in German but here is the English translation:

“A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness.”

“When there’s a will, there’s a way,”

This advice isn’t earth-shattering at first glance, but even the best minds agree it’s the simple things that bring true happiness.

(H/T: Science Alert)

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