Albert Einstein wrote a memoir at the end of his life called The World As I See It. This, his life story, contains no mention of either wife, Mileva or Elsa, or his children–not even the two he acknowledged, Hans Albert and Eduard, never mind the daughter Lieserl, born to Mileva before their marriage. Instead, with pride he proclaims the necessity of casting off the “chains of the merely personal.”
Am I to bind him back to to those from whom he wished to be liberated? How is it possible to be independent of personal influences? Why does a person want to be?