The Life and Personality of Nikola Tesla
Tesla never married, claiming that his chastity was very helpful to his scientific abilities. However, towards the end of his life, he told a reporter, “Sometimes I feel that by not marrying, I made too great a sacrifice to my work….” There have been numerous accounts of women vying for Tesla’s affection, even some madly in love with him. Tesla, though polite and soft-spoken, did not have any known relationships.
Tesla was a loner, even asocial as he was prone to seclude himself with his work. However, when he did engage in a social life, many people spoke very positively and admiringly of Tesla. Robert Underwood Johnson described him as attaining a “distinguished sweetness, sincerity, modesty, refinement, generosity, and force.” His loyal secretary, Dorothy Skerrit, wrote: “his genial smile and nobility of bearing always denoted the gentlemanly characteristics that were so ingrained in his soul.” Tesla’s friend, Julian Hawthorne, wrote, “seldom did one meet a scientist or engineer who was also a poet, a philosopher, an appreciator of fine music, a linguist, and a connoisseur of food and drink.”
Tesla probably suffered from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in his later years. He developed a hatred of jewelry and round objects, could not bear to touch hair, did not like to shake hands, and became obsessed with the number three—he often felt compelled to walk around a block three times before entering a building, and demanded 18 napkins (a number divisible by three) to polish his silver and glasses and plates until they were impeccable whenever he went dining. If he read one of an author’s books, he had to read all of his books.
Tesla could be harsh at times, openly expressing disgust for overweight people, such as when he fired a secretary because of her weight. He was quick to criticize clothing. On several occasions, Tesla directed a subordinate to go home and change her dress.
When Thomas Edison died in 1931, Tesla contributed the only negative opinion to the New York Times, buried in an extensive coverage of Edison’s life:
He had no hobby, cared for no sort of amusement of any kind and lived in utter disregard of the most elementary rules of hygiene … His method was inefficient in the extreme, for an immense ground had to be covered to get anything at all unless blind chance intervened and, at first, I was almost a sorry witness of his doings, knowing that just a little theory and calculation would have saved him 90 percent of the labor. But he had a veritable contempt for book learning and mathematical knowledge, trusting himself entirely to his inventor’s instinct and practical American sense.
Two things that Tesla was wrong about:
1. He didn’t believe in Telepathy.
2. He didn’t believe in the perpetuity of a soul.
In an interview with newspaper editor Arthur Brisbane, Tesla said that he did not believe in telepathy, stating, “Suppose I made up my mind to murder you,” he said, “In a second you would know it. Now, isn’t that wonderful? By what process does the mind get at all this?”
In his article, “A Machine to End War”, published in 1937, Tesla stated:
There is no conflict between the ideal of religion and the ideal of science, but science is opposed to theological dogmas because science is founded on fact. To me, the universe is simply a great machine which never came into being and never will end. The human being is no exception to the natural order. Man, like the universe, is a machine. Nothing enters our minds or determines our actions which is not directly or indirectly a response to stimuli beating upon our sense organs from without. Owing to the similarity of our construction and the sameness of our environment, we respond in like manner to similar stimuli, and from the concordance of our reactions, understanding is born. In the course of ages, mechanisms of infinite complexity are developed, but what we call “soul” or “spirit,” is nothing more than the sum of the functionings of the body. When this functioning ceases, the “soul” or the “spirit” ceases likewise.
“Tesla had wrong mentality about money. He called it small stuff. That is why his wealth remained small and money kept eluding him. It was all in his relationship and mindset towards money. Tesla didn’t know how money works. Money is needed to build and maintain any kind of free energy system, whether it is powered by Niagara Falls or propagated wirelessly through the air itself. There is labor and construction material costs. Even the building of Tesla’s wireless free energy tower had to be funded with money from J.P. Morgan. It wasn’t entirely “free”. Even if there was no way to directly charge people for receiving the energy transmitted, it should at least be supported by tax. Tesla did not see a more complete picture of things. When Tesla ran out of money, he could not continue his research. This shows money is no small stuff, it is as big as the big stuff of his research. He had to be given $30k from a benefactor to continue his research when he was being owed 12 million dollars by a company using his patent but being in financial difficulty because they did not know how to do business right. He let them off the hook saying they were doing good, but another company with better business competency would have done better with his technology. The Science of Getting Rich (Wallace Wattles) says getting rich is the first and noblest step towards doing good in the world. If Tesla had focused on commercializing and marketing more of his technology, and put out more widely used and practical products to the world, he would have done more good even if he made less discoveries himself. There will always be many men making discoveries but few that successfully commercialize and market them. The living proof of geniuses that innovated world changing technology and got mega rich by changing the whole world massively are people like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs. These people were involved in revolutionizing the greatest technological change in the twentieth century – The age of the computer and information technology. Genius is incomplete when something does not work. Complete genius is what works. The truly ideal is also practical.”
- Enoch Mind Reality (A.K.A Super Genius)
“The crown of the wise is their riches.”
- Proverbs 14:24
“Strong men retain riches.”
- Proverbs 11:16
“Edison may have been a crook and despicable in the way he sought to discredit and defraud Tesla, and also dumb for trying to stick to his direct current technology instead of adapting Tesla’s alternating current, but he was financially smarter than Tesla. Edison was Illuminati but Tesla was not, and it seems Illuminati are always smarter even though they are evil. Tesla was a Super Genius, but he was lacking in the area of smartness.”
- Enoch Mind Reality (A.K.A Super Genius)
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