Richard Feynman was a well-loved and respected scientist who could be considered like a scientist for the laypeople, one who was able to make complex concepts that seemed so distant into something within reach for ordinary minds.
And though we might think that scientists and other intellectuals would not be able to understand how it feels to be an irrational human, that’s simply not true. They are as human and vulnerable as the rest of us. He loved and lost just as we all have.
In the letter discovered by biographer James Gleick, we see how Feynman poured out his heart in a letter he wrote two years after his wife had died. Read it on Brain Pickings.
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