Entertainment is a way of forgetting our mortal destiny - Deepstash

Entertainment is a way of forgetting our mortal destiny

It's something that allows us to bypass the anguish of death by stepping outside ourselves for a while, to forget that we're going to die. But we are mortal beings who cannot escape our fate. We know it, but we need to forget it, because without it our existence would be unbearable.

Entertainment is therefore a way of forgetting our mortal destiny.

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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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