Boredom As A State Of Alienation And Solipsism In David Foster Wallace’s “Good Old Neon”

By Katherine Sinayavin One way to understand boredom is to contrast it with its opposite emotional state: the feeling of engrossment in an activity. I can be reading a book that I find exceptionally captivating: I am not thinking about the fact that I am reading, or what others would think about the fact that […]

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Boredom And Meaningful Work

By Kian-Yoo Sharifi It is a constant source of interest for me how the most entertained generation in history nonetheless is so frequently bored. The obvious answer, of course, lies in the quality of the entertainment we’re provided with. But this cheap, if accurate, shot at modern media fails to fully explain this phenomenon: humans—including […]

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