Advice from Bertrand Russell

  1. Do not feel absolutely certain of anything.
  2. Do not think it worth while to proceed by concealing evidence, for the evidence is sure to come to light.
  3. Never try to discourage thinking for you are sure to succeed.
  4. When you meet with opposition, even if it should be from your husband or your children, endeavor to overcome it by argument and not by authority, for a victory dependent upon authority is unreal and illusory.
  5. Have no respect for the authority of others, for there are always contrary authorities to be found.
  6. Do not use power to suppress opinions you think pernicious, for if you do the opinions will suppress you.
  7. Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.
  8. Find more pleasure in intelligent dissent than in passive agreement, for, if you value intelligence as you should, the former implies a deeper agreement than the latter.
  9. Be scrupulously truthful, even if the truth is inconvenient, for it is more inconvenient when you try to conceal it.
  10. Do not feel envious of the happiness of those who live in a fool’s paradise, for only a fool will think that it is happiness.

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need to do/want to do (updated)

Things I should do today:

Go grocery shopping

Go to church

Put away the groceries (with help from Alan)

Read for Public Int’l Law (about half done)

Read for Conflict of Laws (about half done)

Work on my Country Report (two more counties?) (found sources for all five countries)

Work on my Cite Pack (25 cites?) (postponed to later in the week when I have more time)

Read through my Law Review Comment and formulate ways to edit it

Clean out the fridge

Clean out the freezer

Cook a turkey breast for Alan’s sandwiches

Cook soup for this week

Prepare Alan’s lunches
Things I want to do today:

Take a nap



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