Age 18: Tesla evades a draft by escaping to Tomingaj, near Gracac and explores the mountains in hunter’s garb.
Tesla would claim that this contact with nature made him stronger, both physically and mentally. Comes into conflict with Professor Poeschl over the Gramme dynamo after suggesting that commutators weren’t necessary.
Meets his favorite math teacher, Martin Sekulic, who would profoundly influence him.
Age 17: Finishes a four-year school term in three years and returns to his hometown, Smiljan, Croatia.
When exam time came, Tesla was unprepared and asked for an extension to study, but was denied.
He never graduated from the university and did not receive grades for the last semester.
Nikola’s father, in a moment of despair, agreed to send him to the best engineering school if he recovered from the illness.
I had put her on a lofty pedestal, figuratively speaking, and ranked her in certain important attributes considerably higher than man, I worshiped at the feet of the creature I had raised to this height, and, like every true worshiper, and I felt myself unworthy of the object of my worship.Within a few months, the Budapest Telephone Exchange became functional and Tesla was allocated the chief electrician position.During his employment, Tesla made many improvements to the Central Station equipment and claimed to have perfected a telephone repeater or amplifier, which was never patented or publicly described.Although he was a bit more extreme in his abstinence than most of us intend to be, there’s still much inspiration to be gleamed from his story.It’s kind of an inside joke for those who wait: Somebody asks you “So what do you do with all that sexual frustration?Here are five of I put [women] on a lofty pedestal… Tesla is a wonderful example of what humans can achieve in a single lifetime when they are completely focused on forging their passions into reality at the expense of everything else that society says matters (money, relationships, sex, etc.). He had the chance to become a wealthy, famous industrialist, but he spurned that path without hesitation, spending his time instead trying to make every one of his ideas a reality.