We are all guilty of taking things at face value. We accept far too much as “the norm” and continue forward in our life based on those false truths of how we’re supposed to interact with the world.
Contrarily to this quote, I think we need to be careful of letting the pendulum swing too far the other way and question absolutely everything. What we really need to do is pause and take inventory of our life. We should pick out the things that are most important to us and/or those that take up the most time and ask why we do those things.
Have you just been continuing down a path because it was what was expected of you? Because that was “the way it is”? Do you love what you do for work? Are you pursuing the hobbies that truly give you life? Start by questioning the main influences in your life and then take steps forward from there.
Bertrand Russell is referred to as the following “philosopher, mathematician, historian, and social critic”. Read the rest of other 9 commandments of teaching HERE.