Our mind needs to be busy - Deepstash

Our mind needs to be busy

For example, when we don't need to be conscious of what we're doing, we're conscious of everything else. It is this impossibility of immobilizing our thoughts that Pascal calls "not knowing how to sit quietly in a room”. We don't know how to remain at rest, because when our body isn't busy, our mind needs to be busy. This phrase raises a major issue, which is that individuals are easily attracted by all the occupations of social life, even though they are a source of restlessness and concern.

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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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