I recently discovered the British philosopher Lord Bertrand Russell. He lived for nearly a century, and made enormous contributions to the fields of mathematics and logic, linguistics and epistemology, AI and computer science, and cognitive science and metaphysics.
In 1959, Lord Russell gave an interview. The interviewer asked the then-87-year-old intellectual: “Suppose, Lord Russell. this film were to be looked at by our descendants, like a Dead Sea scroll in a thousand years’ time. What would you think it’s worth telling that generation about the life you’ve lived and the lessons you’ve learned from it?”
His brief answer is profound. Rather than write it for you, you can listen to him yourself!
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“Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.”
― Bertrand Russell
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