The Four Desires Driving All Human Behavior

An article on the lecture by Bertrand Russell on the acceptance of his Nobel Prize

Bertrand Russell a British philosopher wore many hats including philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, essayist, social critic, political activist, and Nobel laureate. His works have had a great effect in the field of Mathematics, logic, linguistics, AI Cognitive science Computer Science, set theory, language, metaphysics, and epistemology (theory of knowledge).

This article linked below dissects his famous speech given when he accepted the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950. In the speech, he talks about the four desires that drive all human behavior: Acquisitiveness, Rivalry, Vanity & Love of Power. It is those four things that make up our world. It is a selfish desire though that calls us to action. I enjoy the article and if you wish I have also included the link to the actual speech.