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How to Attain Happiness.

By ACTC / June 30, 2021
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*Warning, contains spoilers for the novel 1984 by George Orwell* I have recently been reading a famous novel; George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four. This one is truly a classic. The worldview behind this story is both a terrifyingly potential and a not-so-subtle dig at totalitarianism and various forms of societal control. An Orwellian society is one in which fear and hatred dominate. It is a society in which many of the freedoms we still enjoy in the West are diminished or outright annihilated. In this sad story Orwell speaks of a world without a benevolent God or happiness. God has been replaced by the omnipresent Big Brother; the face of the all controlling Party, and happiness is almost non-existent because it is hardly possible. Individuals – at least, those in the Party – are reduced to instruments in a machine. Doesn’t sound pretty does it? One could write a thesis on …
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