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16 Elevating Resolutions for 2016 Inspired by Some of Humanity’s Greatest Minds
16 Elevating Resolutions for 2016 Inspired by Some of Humanity’s Greatest Minds

Cultivate honorable relationships, resist absentminded busyness, tell the world how to treat you, embrace enoughness, and more.

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Bertrand Russell on Love, Sex, the Good Life, and How Moral Superstitions Limit Our Happiness
Bertrand Russell on Love, Sex, the Good Life, and How Moral Superstitions Limit Our Happiness

“The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge. Neither love without knowledge, nor knowledge without love can produce a good life.”

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Bertrand Russell on Immortality, Why Religion Exists, and What “The Good Life” Really Means
Bertrand Russell on Immortality, Why Religion Exists, and What “The Good Life” Really Means

“There are forces making for happiness, and forces making for misery. We do not know which will prevail, but to act wisely we must be aware of both.”

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The Four Desires Driving All Human Behavior: Bertrand Russell’s Magnificent Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech
The Four Desires Driving All Human Behavior: Bertrand Russell’s Magnificent Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech

“Nothing in the world is more exciting than a moment of sudden discovery or invention, and many more people are capable of experiencing such moments than is sometimes thought.”

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In Defense of Boredom: 200 Years of Ideas on the Virtues of Not-Doing from Some of Humanity’s Greatest Minds
In Defense of Boredom: 200 Years of Ideas on the Virtues of Not-Doing from Some of Humanity’s Greatest Minds

Bertrand Russell, Søren Kierkegaard, Andrei Tarkovsky, Susan Sontag, Adam Phillips, Renata Adler, and more.

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Bertrand Russell on the Vital Role of Boredom and “Fruitful Monotony” in the Conquest of Happiness
Bertrand Russell on the Vital Role of Boredom and “Fruitful Monotony” in the Conquest of Happiness

“A generation that cannot endure boredom will be a generation of little men… of men in whom every vital impulse slowly withers, as though they were cut flowers in a vase.”

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