Friday, November 19, 2010

Darwin Regrets Not Enjoying the Finer Things in Life

Excerpt from his autobiography:

"My mind seems to have become a kind of machine for grinding the general laws out of large collections of facts. ..If I had to live my life again I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week...The loss of these tastes is a loss of happiness, and may possibly be injurious to the intellect, and more probably to the moral character, by enfeebling the emotional part of our nature."

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