French philosopher and mathematician Blaise Pascal stated: ‘The sole cause of man’s unhappiness is that he cannot stay quietly in his room.’
His idea focuses on one of our common beliefs: that we must always go somewhere to feel and discover new and worthwhile things. Perhaps our real problem is not that we are not allowed to go anywhere it this time of isolation, but that we don’t know how to appreciate and to use what is already available.
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This idea may sound a bit weird and even sad, but it has a real potential of comforting and sustaining us when we are in distress.
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We should learn to become better friends with ourselves. ‘All our unhappiness comes from our inability to sit alone in our room.’
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