The story went like this.
One day, Thomas Edison was sent home from school with a note to his mother. With tears in her eyes, his mother read the note out loud:
‘Your son is a genius. The School is too small for him and we don’t have enough good teachers to train him. Please teach him yourself.’
Many years later when his mother died and Edison had become one of the greatest inventors of the century, he found a note among his mother’s papers. It was the note from the school which said:
‘Your son is addled [mentally ill]. We won’t let him come to school anymore.’
Edison cried for hours and then he wrote in his diary: ‘Thomas Alva Edison was…
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