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ILLUSORY HAPPINESS

ILLUSORY HAPPINESS

Pascal implies that all the agitation and entertainment that make us happy are really just illusions, lies. The entertainer lies to himself. Entertainment, man's only means of avoiding suffering, would then be an illusory happiness. But if what we think of as happiness is really a lie, then what is "real" happiness? Is it possible to be happy?

Note

happiness ≠ well-being (calming the mind and body).

Entertainment = Le divertissement (in french)

The entertainer lies to himself = Le divertis se ment (in french)

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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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