[-empyre-] Is boredom a luxury? WAS: Welcome to May: Boredom: Labor, Use and Time

Murat Nemet-Nejat muratnn at gmail.com
Sat May 9 10:50:45 AEST 2015

What a coincidence! You implicitly responded to my question simultaneously,
exactly at the moment I posted my question :)

On Fri, May 8, 2015 at 6:26 PM, John Stadler <john.paul.stadler at gmail.com>

> ----------empyre- soft-skinned space----------------------
> In addition to the question I set out with (Is boredom antithetical to
> pleasure?), I'm highlighting what for me remain some of the big
> questions from your last post, and for which I don't have answers.
> Thanks for the thoughtful response!
> > "...why it is that boredom arises as a kind of problem to be solved. Or
> > is boredom a problem? Is it an existential state that merely describes
> > or something we're always seeking to resolve?"
> > Is boredom a luxury? Do only those that have the time to step back and
> > think about the big picture get to escape the trap of constant
> > consumption? Is boredom a requirement for critical thinking?
> > Perhaps we are meant to be bored because boredom gives us the
> > opportunity to change.
> J
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