by Matthieu Giroux
Entertainment is about thinking about something else, according to Pascal. Thus, we will not think about our personal growth.
We get the impression that we cannot do without entertainment easily. You feel addicted to games. In fact, there are few loopholes to the movies. First of all, it’s about finding the missing parts of movies. They do not talk about society, that is to say they lead us towards the individual, to prevent us from growing, in order to keep us in our circle with his entertainments. Then we have animal behavior, which consists in falling back on ourselves, not seeing how to act in society.
Imagining links to society is not easy. Only there is an alternative. Finding out how the hero seeks the truth takes hold of the hero’s potential and his followers. So we like to watch movies, discover new horizons. But knowing that we are leads towards the individual, something is missing.
A creative activity then allows us to learn architecture, creative sport, manual work, music. If our activity passions us, because it uses one or even all of our intelligences, then we prefer our creative activity. Thanks to architecture, we participate to civic life. Thanks to creative sport, we try to feel better in our bodies, thinking about the future of our health. Through manual work, we learn new ways to create. Thanks to the music, we think to act.
Then we grow. Just consuming an activity is no longer enough. It is about creating an activity flourishing us thanks to others. So we create workshops, about that we like, or that motivates us. It is thought that whoever sets up a workshop does it for others. But he set up a workshop especially for himself. Learning from others allows you to learn about yourself. You become a teacher. So we can create instructional videos, instructional books, lectures.
Then Entertainment isn’t enough. For us, it’s about capturing that makes us creative people. Documentaries allow us to improve our pedagogy, our knowledge, our history, our philosophy. So we try to philosophize with the others. It is to read Plato, Leibniz and Denis Papin, Planck, Riemann, Jaurès, Einstein. So we find ourselves caught up in the desire to grow. At first, we’re afraid of growing. Then it becomes a habit. At each workshop, we grow, so we want to grow, having less and less growth’s fear.
Then the entertainment becomes secondary. We install Linux on our computer, a completely modifiable environment, if we want to learn how to modify free software, we just need to go to the web and use office technology. More and more time is spent meditating. The fact that we no longer see fast images on television, means that we meditate to find ideas, not just to understand. So, we go to the Philo workshops, the history workshops, the political and civic meetings, to act in these workshops. We care about the world. Then the entertainment is insufficient to grow.
Find an activity that speaks to us or participate into citizenship.