Samantha Atkins wrote:
> I wrote:
> > <an extended Bertrand Russell quote>
> I love Russell, but he was often (with some cause) very cynical.
I have to admit that's one of his attractions for me.
I may respond to a certain strain of melancholic romanticism
in fiction (Tolkien, Clarke, Stapledon, even J. G. Ballard),
but when it comes to the real world, I need lots and lots
of lemon juice to make even a spoonful of sugar go down.
It's sort of the obverse of that saying "If the world hands
you a lemon, make lemonade." ;->
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