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Being Bored Is Fun and Good, Sorry – In Defense of the Worst Human Emotions – Medium
I had discovered a new, modern luxury: boredom. In 2018, it is easy and common to be tired, depressed, burnt out, dulled, vibrating with mundane panic, desperate for the sweet release of death, etc. But to be peacefully understimulated with no relief in sight is almost impossible. The average person’s life is full of little tasks to complete, group chats to respond “haha, yeah” to, emails to circle back on, and people you went to high school with to determinedly ignore on the bus. The entire world is one giant beeping alert to things we should do or can do or will do in the future, things we are doing at that moment but could be doing faster.


via tim carmody/kottke
boredom  essay 
26 days ago by madamim
I Don’t Know How to Waste Time on the Internet Anymore
Dan Nosowitz: "What happened is that the internet stopped being something you went to in order to separate from the real world — from your job and your work and your obligations and responsibilities. It’s not the place you seek to waste time, but the place you go to so that you’ll someday have time to waste."
internet  internetculture  boredom  time  socialmedia  procrastination  nymag 
4 weeks ago by warnick
I Don’t Know How to Waste Time on the Internet Anymore
The other day, I found myself looking at a blinking cursor in a blank address bar in a new tab of my web browser. I was bored. / Samesies via Coudal
boredom 
5 weeks ago by glass
YouTube -- [Sherry Turkle]: Study: America Is Lonelier Than Ever And Young Adults Are Hit The Hardest
'A new study shows that America is lonelier than ever. Could it be due to a growing obsession with technology? Jim Braude was joined by Sherry Turkle... ' -- "You need to learn to be bored some of the time."
temes  ambientimmediacy  addiction  soma  boredom  SherryTurkle 
6 weeks ago by adamcrowe

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