The Theory Of Nothing: Why Lack Of Curiosity Leads To Mediocrity

The Theory Of Nothing

Thought Catalog

In the film “The Theory of Everything”, the life of the monumentally important physicist Stephen Hawking was portrayed. The movie showed his gradual deterioration due to his ALS, and it was inspiring to see how he overcame incredibly difficult circumstances and revolutionized the world of science. What I want to talk about today is what makes him such a great man and what pushed him to reach great heights regardless of his debilitating disease. If there was one word I could attribute to his success it would be this: curiosity.

He was an infinitely curious person. You would have to be in order to seek a theory that describes everything in the universe. He challenged much of the conventional wisdom in the scientific community. At times he was scoffed at and told that his theories were merely pipe dreams, but later on the movie shows that…

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