A Message to Posterity

Remembering a great thinker of the 20th century, Betrand Russell, and also sharing his view on this topic, there are two things I’d like to say. One of them is intellectual and the other one is moral. The intelectual thing I’d like to say to that future generation regardless of whether they care or not, is this: whenever you’re studying or considering any matter or subject, ask yourself only what the facts are and what the truth is that those facts bear out. Do not let yourself be diverted either by what you wish to believe, or by what you think would have beneficent social effects if it were believed. Look only, and solely, at what the facts are. That is the intellectual thing I’d like to say.

As for the moral thing, it’s very simple: love is wise, hatred is foolish. In this world, so interconnected, intertwined and even entangled, in this world we have to learn to tolerate each other. We need to learn to put up with the fact that some people may say things that we don’t like. We can only live together in that way; if we are to live together and not perish together, we must learn and practise values such as charity and tolerance which is absolutely vital to the continuation of human life on this planet. Maybe I should add one more thing: when you express what you think, behave with as much firmness as flexibility.

Photography on the video by Beku Marniè

Michael Thallium
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