WHY ARE WE AFRAID OF BOREDOM? - Deepstash
WHY ARE WE AFRAID OF BOREDOM?

WHY ARE WE AFRAID OF BOREDOM?

Boredom arises from the fact that we think about the passage of time precisely because our minds are not occupied with anything else. We think about passing time when we have nothing else to think about, and to stop thinking about time is to no longer be in its grip. Entertainment can be found in leisure as well as in work, because whether we like it or not, work is a physical and mental occupation that distracts our minds from the idea of death and the anguish it generates.

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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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