Bertrand Russell on Truth vs. Fact

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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