The Man Who Shaped The Modern World: 3 Lessons From The Life Of Michael Faraday

“The more we study the work of Faraday with the perspective of time, the more we are impressed by his unrivalled genius as an experimenter and natural philosopher. When we consider the magnitude and extent of his discoveries and their influence on the progress of science and industry, there is no honour too great to pay to the memory of Michael Faraday – one of the greatest scientific discoverers of all time.”
-ERNEST RUTHERFORD

Often referred to as a kind and humble individual, Michael Faraday’s life was considered remarkable considering the time he lived in and the feats he had to accomplish to get into science.

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Faraday was born on September 22, 1791. From his major discovery of Diamagnetism, he inspired many other scientists to understand the forces of matter at a molecular level.

Besides all that, he gave several life lessons as well, which has been inspiring to many. Let us learn some of them, and perhaps they may change your life completely…

1. Money is not the problem, You must have the desire to grow:

Faraday was born to a poor blacksmith. He never had any formal education. From working in a small shop in England, he went on to become one of the most admired scientists in the entire world. He teaches us that fame doesn’t come from money, but it is acquired by the never-ending efforts and determination.

“I will simply express my strong belief, that that point of self-education which consists in teaching the mind to resist its desires and inclinations, until they are proved to be right, is the most important of all, not only in things of natural philosophy but in every department of daily life.” – Faraday

2. Be Curious:
Due to an unstable financial background, Faraday had to start working by the age of 13. He worked as a bookbinder for 8 years. He was eager to learn about the world. After working each day hard, he would spend reading the books he had bound. Sometimes he would attend lectures of the local chemists to learn more. He was always extremely curious and inquisitive.

“The important thing is to know how to take all things quietly.” – Faraday

3. Be devoted to the work you do:

“No matter what you look at, if you look at it closely enough, you are involved in the entire universe.” – Faraday

This quote teaches us that no matter what work you do, you must do it with passion and dedication. The entire Universe will then include you in its master plan to make it happen for you. A dream doesn’t become reality through magic, it takes sweat, determination, and hard work. Just keep trying, and the success is really yours.

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By the way, did you know that Albert Einstein actually kept photos of three scientists in his office? Isaac Newton, James Clerk Maxwell and, yes you’ve guessed it, Michael Faraday.

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