Posts Tagged ‘boredom’

Tedium Vitae

July 27, 2009

“Boredom separates us from animals, which may be unstimulated, but never quite bored. We may be bored to death, but we also know instinctively that boredom is itself an intimation of mortality, a threatening shadow of the approaching nothingness.” Ben MacIntyre, The Times

An article full of interesting tidbits.  They don’t add up to much besides resignation that boredom is inevitable, so let’s just get it over with.  Includes a nice quote from a poet, Joseph Brodsky: “When hit by boredom, let yourself be crushed by it; submerge, hit bottom. The sooner you hit bottom, the faster you surface.”