The Critical 'I'

Read. React. Repeat.

Thursday, March 06, 2003

I bet you get bored a far bit. In fact, boredom might have been a contributing factor to your reading this blog. With so many entertainment options permeating every second of our lives, how on earth can we claim to suffer from boredom?

I liked the connection drawn between the onslaught of marketing and media and the resultant feeling that we "need" to be constantly amused. I often feel that way too. It's like I can't bear to just sit there and not do anything; I have to flip on the TV, pick up a book, surf online, etc. Yet indulging in that boring feeling can lead to some unexpected insights.