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An important letter Einstein wrote to console his grieving friend's family

Did you know Albert Einstein wrote this letter to a grieving family when his lifelong friend Michele Besso died? He wrote a letter consoling Besso’s family: this piece here is very important “Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.” Not exactly the best consoling words. But what's important is that he states that his best friend is still alive due to time being an illusion. But how can this be so? Well, according to Neil Degrasse Tyson, the Universe is under no obligation to make sense to us.

But let's try to ponder this anyway. </