Žižek: Why Be Happy When You Could Be Interesting?

Posted: August 1, 2012 in Behaviour, Consciousness, Philosophy, Psychology, Society
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We don’t really want what we think we desire argues the brilliant philosopher and psychoanalyst Slavoj Žižek:

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  1. Peter Strand says:

    nteresting, and probably true. But with a qualification. i would say that what we think we desire is not what we really do desire. We are deluded about what we think we desire. We have a deeper desire, and on some level we know it. But, what we really desire is not happiness. This is true. Happiness is too superficial and fleeting. We want something more, much more.

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  2. Hause says:

    Enlightening! ‘We don’t really want what we think we desire.’ He’s got several other bold claims as well. There is no such thing as happiness? I’ve got to really think about what he’s said. Thanks for the video.

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