Re: The Quest for the Purpose of Life

From: Olga Bourlin (
Date: Wed Jan 23 2002 - 20:42:29 MST

From: "Emlyn O'regan" <>

> And so, what gets you out of bed in the morning?

In one of those three-volume Bertrand Russell biographies he said what got
him out of bed in the morning were: "Three passions, simple but
overwhelmingly strong ... the longing for love, the search for knowledge and
unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind."

I wonder what Bertie would have thought of all the progress in technology
since he died (and it wasn't all that long ago - he lived to be 97 or 98, I
think, and died in the early 1970s). I remember reading that he would
GLADLY have lived his life over again if given the chance. I suspect he
would loved to have lived forever.


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