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Civilization and its Discontents

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Autumn Battani

on 25 October 2012

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Transcript of Civilization and its Discontents

Chapter 2 Civilization and its Discontents Ways to deal with it:
make light of it
diminish it
ignore it isolation
intoxication Life is hard Problems illusions psychical and intellectual work love This can be achieved by doing things that make you happy or avoiding things that make you unhappy. beauty Science is a powerful deflection and art is a substitutive satisfaction but religion is harder to place. Religion attempts to answer the question: what is the purpose of life? Though we don't know the purpose we do know that the main goal is happiness. Unhappiness comes from:
our bodies
the external world
relationships Religion Happiness
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