I haven’t read many biographies, but I am sure dick’s is one if the most fascinating ones. I will call it a successful life if I can have half the fun he had, 10% solidarity in character and a percent of his success in anything I do.
A story of a man of science full of mischief and life. He found his true calling in having fun and enjoying life. Always challenging his capabilities and overcoming his shortcomings in the most simple of ways. He gave everything his best shot and quite often came out victorious. He derived pleasure from the experience of doing something rather than kill himself for the goals.
As a man of logic and science, he believed in reasons behind doing things and looking for the best out of everything. In his brazilian experience he was able to define the deficiencies that plague our cog-in-the-machine Indian education system.
Before he delivered his last lecture, he had picked every single lock, worked on the first atomic bomb, championed getting laid at clubs, punched a son-of-a-gun on the face, played in rio dance fest and composed for belle, painted nude girls and sold the pictures in a gallery, metal-coated plastics, had out-of-body experience, got married thrice, had two great kids and won the bloody noble price( which he wanted to giveup as it will be a lot of bother)!
The most important of all would be his simple ways, respect for others, love of life and belief in eternal friendship. He was one of the greatest genius of his time and the biography reaffirms the fact that no matter how smart you are, it takes time and effort to figure things out. So, stop worrying and enjoy life.
Mr. Dick Feynman, I bow to thee.