The experiences that he got from the teaching world, personal and otherwise, are at once shocking and illumining. "Academic chairs are many, but wise and noble teachers are few," he said. Because poor Einstein was a stranger to formality, he lost his teaching post at a boarding school in 1902. It seems that the parents of the rich children there found it too difficult to put up with his wisdom-flooded informality. But again, there were highly advanced souls who found nothing wrong in his informal approach to the unfoldment of hidden realities. On the contrary, in Princeton and other places people later appreciated and admired his independent approach.