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Transcript of Boredom
our habits boredom is 'demonic pantheism' plebeians bore other people but people of rank bore themselves - boredom requires reflection escape through creating pleasure need characterises the lives of the masses and boredom characterises the lives of those of rank Leopardi Schopenhauer felt Leopardi understood him lack of satisfaction in the real world leads to creation of imaginary worlds ie. religion & art "Boredom is an expression of a profound despair at not finding anything that can satisfy the soul's boundless needs" = the human spirit is greater than the universe Boredom boredom is 'death within life'
would prefer suffering
boredom is for noble souls
the mob can only experience idleness elitist view of boredom boredom is 'the unpleasant calm
of the soul' before creative acts lesser natures flee from boredom Work and play to escape ennui but when these are satisfied, some of us desire a third state which is the artist's and philosopher's vision of happiness. eternity and delight