Richard Feynman was a scientist and the closest incarnation of Leonardi DaVinci we’ve seen in modern history.
Feynman was an insatiably curious man, contributing original ideas to the fields of physics, astrology, quantum mechanics and even dabbling in art.
He observed and absorbed the knowable universe around him.
In 1988, as he lay dying in his bed, Feynman said, “This dying is boring, I wouldn’t want to do it again.”
In his final moments, he couldn’t help himself from giving humankind one more ounce of information. Dying is boring. Those were his final words.
Even with a life defined by knowledge and discovery, Feynman wasn’t afraid of not knowing things.
“I don’t have to know the answer. I don’t feel frightened by not knowing things, by being lost in a mysterious universe without any purpose…. It doesn’t frighten me.”
We’re living through uncertain times. It’s monotonous. It’s scary. It’s oddly familiar, and yet, completely strange.
Maybe this is our chance to ask questions. To rekindle our curiosity. To embrace simplicity and boredom.
If one of the greatest minds of our time could live with uncertainty, shouldn’t we give it a chance?