“However difficult life may be seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.” said Stephen Hawking by doing and succeeding at as he said, “My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.”
Doing so and succeeding at, made his life so much interesting to the whole world, that he has become a lot more popular than Newton himself had ever been.
He wrote many bestsellers as his thoughts were considered ahead of our times. Then one day it was told that CERN is about to physically invent the Boson. That meant the practical particle physics is about to leave his thoughts a lot behind everybody’s times.
That is why, he was dis-balanced and even tried to prevent that but failed. The world has seen him left behind, when he said that this has made physics less interesting. It was his physics exactly, which had become less interesting thereafter.
The unprecedented progress in practical particle physics at CERN has left the theoretical physics less interesting for the time being as the thoughts of Stephen Hawking would not anymore seem ahead of our times.