"I have approximate answers and possible beliefs and different degrees of certainty about different things but I’m not absolutely sure of anything and on many things I don’t know anything about, such as whether it means anything to ask why we’re here and what the question might mean. I might think about it a little but if I can’t figure it out then I go onto something else but I don’t have to know an answer. I don’t feel frightened by not knowing things. By being lost in a mysterious universe without having any purpose, which is the way it is as far as I can tell, possibly. But it doesn’t frighten me."
I love this man. One of the most brilliant men of our time since Einstein, Feynman saw through the educational system, explored the world in a more rational, skeptical way by interacting with the natural world & testing his knowledge & skepticism through experiment.
Once he realized the cause & effect of his contributions to science, more specifically - to the disastrous aftermath of the atomic bomb - he completely swore off the military industry in despise of their actual motives.
His life was well lived as a successful scientist, educator, husband, father, friend. He is succeeded only by those whom he’s inspired & educated through the benchmarks & platforms he established in physics (& science in general) for future generations of all fields.