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Crystallizing Your Dreams

October 12, 2011

Israeli Scientist Daniel Shechtman won the 2011 Nobel Prize in chemistry for his discovery of a unique mosaic of atoms called quasicrystals (don’t ask). This is a structure that broke all the accepted rules of how a crystal ought to behave. He first discovered this in 1982. He was mocked, said to have “brought disgrace” to his lab, and called a “quasi-scientist” by all the leading scientists. Today his discovery has been accepted. If there was a Nobel Prize for perseverance, he would get that too!! We can’t consent to the consensus and allow it to block us from realizing our dreams and goals. It is not a popularity contest.

“Truth does not become more true if the whole world were to accept it; nor does it become less true if the whole world were to reject it.” — Maimonides

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