I love reading newspaper obituaries.
Not only does it remind one of how brief life is, it can be a powerful motivational tool for learning life lessons. Here’s one from Nobel Prize winning Physicist, Dr. Yoichiro Nambu:
“‘When he won the Nobel Prize, Dr. Nambu was asked what advice he would offer students interested in science.
‘Think independently and think all the time,’ he said.
‘I like to tackle a problem first by myself, and then look up somebody’s answer, if there is one.’”
For a man of science, Dr. Nambu sure sounds a lot like an artist.