“The fundamental cause of the trouble is that, in the modern world, the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubts.”
Do you concur with Mr. Russell’s perspective? Why or why not?
One particular feature I love about blogging is the learning — example today the question ABOVE of #FPQ ASKED came up about Bertrand Russell and his ^ quote.
Now, Mr. Russell who on paper looked much like a person who had a successful life, but reading his bio., he was proved to be very unhappy; always searching for that specific something. Searching for what we all are searching for; happiness!
Knowing this about him and reading his quote we are asked to either agree or not agree with him. To answer the question consider the background of his reasoning. By that I mean, who are those he believes are the “stupid” in his mindset are they just stupid because he doesn’t agree with them? The “intelligent” as we all know; a person can be intelligent but not correct which is why they are full of doubts.
To answer the question justly, we focus on Mr. Russell’s words “cause of the trouble in the world.” The cause of the trouble in the world doesn’t depend on intelligent or stupid people; it depends on doing the Will of God or the will of man. Therefore I do not agree with Bertrand, some of the most ignorant people as he defines “stupid” are the happiest people.
To the logic of Mr. Russell I have to say: —>