Beyond the unknown
Under the right conditions, I can be highly infectious. In the past, people used to be scared of me spreading, accusing me of filling peoples’ heads with strange ideas and concepts. But then again, fearless pioneers like Charles Darwin, Marie Curie, and Shen Kuo also experienced the same distrust – scientists and philosophers shunned by mainstream society for their outlandish ideas, which supposedly threatened the current worldview.
Those were dark days, since I love nothing more than to work and collaborate with others. It’s my passion to inspire people, to break new ground, and explore uncharted territory. I thrive in the company of bright thinkers and curious minds, courageous in their risk taking. After all, failures often lead to innovations like when Archimedes had his eureka moment in the bathtub, when Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin, or when Christopher Columbus stumbled upon America. These groundbreaking discoveries were often the result of happy accidents.