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HAPPINESS ≠ SUCCESS

HAPPINESS ≠ SUCCESS

It's important not to confuse happiness (the ideal of a lasting and complete state of satisfaction) with success (the attainment of a goal). In the collective unconscious, success means a high status on the social ladder, as well as the possession of a great deal of wealth. Pascal shows that social success does not diminish the fear of death, which is why even kings need to be entertained. 

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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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