Posts tagged Bertrand Russell
In Favour of Boredom

"A generation that cannot endure boredom will be a generation of little men… of men in whom every vital impulse slowly withers, as though they were cut flowers in a vase." Wrote the English philosopher and writer Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) in his 1930 essay ‘Boredom and Excitement’. It is often within still moments that seemingly unrelated thoughts click together and new, or forgotten ideas, surface.

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Endlessly Bored

You’re bored and the work day has barely started. Each minute crawls by. You wonder if enough time has passed to grab another cup of coffee, maybe a snack. You set through another stack of tasks. Look at the clock and can’t quite conceive how it’s not even lunchtime. Another stack of tasks. Another. Another. You wonder if this repetition is infinite; if this is all your working life will ever be?

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