"Creativity is the residue
of wasted time."
~ Albert Einstein
Einstein's education was disrupted by his father's repeated failures at business. In 1894, after his company failed to get an important contract to electrify the city of
Munich, Hermann Einstein
moved to , to work with a relative.
Einstein was left at a boarding house in Milan, Italy
and expected to finish his education. Alone, miserable, and Munich
repelled by the looming prospect of military duty when he turned 16, Einstein ran away six months later and landed on the doorstep of his surprised parents. His parents realized the enormous problems that he faced as a school dropout and draft dodger with no employable skills. His prospects did not look promising.
Excerpt taken from this excellent website: http://www.biography.com/people/albert-einstein-9285408?page=2