A Posse of Misfits


I came across this Instagram post, thanks to Swiss-Miss. This is a photo of Albert EINSTEIN, Edwin HUBBLE, Walter MAYER and others, standing at the Mount Wilson Observatory in Pasadena, California in 1931.

I don’t know the origin of the text in the image, but “posse of misfits” made me think of the idea that steel sharpens steel. A quick search landed me in the Bible (Proverbs) as an early source of the phrase, which was originally “iron sharpens iron…”.

So, wha you say?
by IO

It reminds me how important it is to find a tribe. Your tribe. Your band of humans, who support and challenge you — and you, them — so that you sharpen each other; making the task of cutting through work and life, easier and more efficient. Making each other better, and filling each other’s gaps — which I believe, is one of the important responsibilities of friendship.

It’s not a coincidence that these men made significant contributions to the human body of knowledge during the course of their lives. It’s also not a coincidence that they spent time together; collaborating in ways that made their own individual work and lives, better.