Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/20/15

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It is generally admitted that most grown-up people, however regrettably, will try to have a good time.”   —   Bertrand Russell

(He must have said this ages ago, because nowadays the “however regrettably” sounds a little alien.  With the increasing “Me Generation”, having a “good time” has become much more of a – for better, or for worse – priority.  Duty and selflessness have become secondary.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


2 Responses to “Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/20/15”


  1. 1 haliburton76 May 21, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    Yes, that choice of words was — regrettable. But I think your interpretation of Professor Russell’s quaint phrasing is sound. He had a very Victorian view of leisure; in most other regards, he was highly progressive.

  2. 2 unclerave May 21, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    Apparently, a little too progressive for some tastes. And, like many Brits of his day, he was accused – by some – of anti-semitism. — YUR


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