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Mohamed is a special young man from Egypt and one of our newer writers. His native language is Arabic, but he has been learning English for several years and now takes lessons with The School Inside.  He’s also an inventor!  One week he wrote his teacher to say he was sorry but he couldn’t have a lesson that week because he had to work late every night. There were problems at work with a project he and his fellow engineers/inventors were working on.  His English teacher then gave him a homework assignment to write about how problems help us. Here is what Mohamed wrote:   

WHEN you hear someone talking about problems with his work, his life, or with his family, you usually think that problems are nothing but a headache.  Believe me, they are not!  Problems are the shortest way to great inventions. One day you get up late for work, the second day you invent the alarm clock. One day you miss someone, the second day you invent the mobile phone. If your work is a long way from home, you think of inventing cars. 

Every problem can be used to lead you to be an inventor. I truly believe this, because I have read stories that prove this to be true. You just have to think deeply about the problem. Albert Einstein has a good quote for that.  He said, “If I had an hour to solve a problem. I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the nature of the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions.” He went on to say, “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.       
     “No problem can be solved from the same level of conscious- ness that created it.” Einstein had a lot to say, because he spoke from experience.   —
Mohamed

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