Boredom

Boredom: Does It Really Exist?

By Nicole Urdang | September 25, 2014
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Boredom is a way of not paying attention. Sharon Salzberg Merriam-Webster’s definition of boredom: The state of being weary and restless through lack of interest. “One receives as reward for much ennui, despondency, boredom–such as a solitude without friends, books, duties, passions must bring with it–those quarter-hours of profoundest contemplation within oneself and nature. He […]

Restlessness, boredom, and groundlessness

By Nicole Urdang | October 9, 2011
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While there are a multitude of distractions and amusements available to anyone with a library card, it is not unusual to go through periods of boredom when not even the most scintillating book, movie, or conversation will sate the crankiness demon. At those times, it is best to stop whatever you are doing and simply […]