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Einstein's written note on happiness fetches $1.5 million at an auction
Does happiness have a price? Well, maybe! While philosophers have been debating this question for centuries, Einstein's theory on happiness just sold for $1.5 million.

Although we still don't know if happiness can be measured in monetary terms, what we know for sure is that Einstein's theory of happiness certainly does have a price, and a very-very big one at that. 

Einstein's theory of happiness was recently sold for $1.5 million. Albert Einstein had written two notes describing his theory for a happy living. The two notes were sold in Jerusalem for $1.56 million. 

In 1922, Einstein was in Japan for a lecture tour after he had received his Nobel Prize. He received a courier and as per the legend, the physicist did not have any money to pay as a tip to the courier boy so he gave him the notes and told him that if he would be lucky, the notes would become valuable. 

In the notes, the great scientist had written that achieving a long-dreamt-of goal did not necessarily guarantee happiness. The note has been written on the stationery of the Imperial Hotel Tokyo, the place where the physicist was staying at that time.  

"A calm and humble life will bring more happiness than the pursuit of success and the constant restlessness that comes with it," is the English translation of the note that has originally been written in German.

At the same time, he had written another note as well which reads: "Where there's a will, there's a way." This note sold for $240,000. The notes finally landed up with the nephew of the courier boy who sold them at the auction. The buyer of the notes has chosen to remain anonymous although it has been reported that the individual belongs from Europe.

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