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Einstein’s Theory of Happiness Sold for $1.3 Million

The genius wrote this brilliant bit of advice while traveling in 1922.

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Nobel Prize-winning physicist and genius Albert Einstein had one theory that had nothing to do with relativity or science at all. Einstein’s theory of happiness, just sold at auction for $1.3 million, summed up how to live an enjoyable life in just one sentence.

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

Einstein reportedly gave the brilliant bit of advice in 1922 to a bellboy while traveling in Tokyo, Japan. CNBC reports the genius didn’t have any cash to give as tip, so he scribbled the theory down, telling him that it “will probably be worth more than a regular tip.”

Unsurprisingly, he was correct. CNBC reports bidding began at $2,000 and took just 25 minutes to reach its final astronomical sum.

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