KEY IDEAS OF ENTERTAINMENT ACCORDING TO PASCAL. - Deepstash

KEY IDEAS OF ENTERTAINMENT ACCORDING TO PASCAL.

  • human beings are attracted to agitation and entertainment because it allows them to forget their own condition.
  • Individuals fear nothing so much as boredom, because the absence of occupation makes them feel the miserable nature of their existence. And even social success doesn't diminish this fear.
  • happiness is an illusion in the sense that, if we were able to rest in a room, we'd realize that most of the things we do are things we do so as not to have to think about not having to think about our death, so as not to have to face it.

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From the most superficial social activities to the most serious, Pascal observes that people get restless. Human beings seem to want to be entertained at all costs. But what could we be trying to forget? Why are we so afraid of boredom? These are the questions Pascal seeks to answer.

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