Quote of the day-Bertrand Russell

“Why is propaganda so much more successful when it stirs up hatred than when it tries to stir up friendly feeling? The reason is clearly that the human heart as modern civilisation has made it is more prone to hatred than to friendship. And it is prone to hatred because it is dissatisfied, because it feels deeply, perhaps even unconsciously, that it has somehow missed the meaning of life, that perhaps others, but not we ourselves, have secured the good things which nature offers man’s enjoyment.”― Bertrand Russell, The Conquest of Happiness

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2 thoughts on “Quote of the day-Bertrand Russell

  1. Roseylinn, this is akin to why a negative story echoes louder than a positive one. We expect people to do the right thing, so when something bad happens, whether it is made up or not, it reaches more folks. The doctor who cures 19 out of 20 gets lambasted for the one that he could not moreso than the credit for the 95% cure rate. Keith

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