The Middle Of Difficulty Lies Opportunity By Albert Einstein Essay

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Albert Einstein once said, “in the middle of difficulty lies opportunity” (Gurteen). It is only with great adversity that valuable knowledge be produced. Difficulty in production equates itself with standards that knowledge production must meet, whether it be a review board, public appraisal, or internal conflict. I will analyze the conception that worthwhile knowledge must be rooted in arduous backgrounds or a series of struggles and tests that knowledge must undergo. Knowledge like steel must be tempered with a flame of diverging ideals, if it should shatter under that heat then it must be inadequate. I will analyze the notion that knowledge must be produced against great odds focalizing through faith, reason, and emotion as my primary ways of knowing alongside history, and the natural sciences as my subsequent areas of knowledge. Whereas natural sciences refer to “A branch of science which deals with the physical world, e.g. physics, chemistry, geology, biology” (Oxford dictionary). Additionally, history will be defined as “The study of past events, particularly in human affairs” (Oxford Dictionary). In the context of this essay, faith will directly refer to faith in terms of religion. Reason will be defined as the thinking process where conclusions are drawn from a set of facts, and thinking is rooted in reaching a goal or objective (Gerrig and Zimbardo 2002). Emotion will refer to a complex series of changes, including physiological arousal, feelings, cognitive…

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