Bertrand Russell on Truth vs. Fact

"Our life is governed not only by facts, but by hopes."

So much wisdom for modern life in philosopher Bertrand Russell’s 1926 meditation on education and the good life:

It is a dangerous error to confound truth with matter-of-fact. Our life is governed not only by facts, but by hopes; the kind of truthfulness which sees nothing but facts is a prison for the human spirit.

Read more here, then see legendary anthropologist Margaret Mead on the difference between fact and poetic truth.

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