Thursday, February 12, 2009

Tortuous Boredom

Why are we still so bored in a culture of rampant consumption? This is what I'm afraid of for my kids, and what I'm struggling so hard against right now. Partly why I can't stand visiting sites like Ffffound or It's Nice That more than every once in a while.
Don't become vapid and useless. Non-stop exposure to entertainment and "things" can turn you into machine that ceases to think or feel.

"The culture industry's primary function becomes one of habituating workers to their fate: to routinely expect boredom and to see the oscillation in and out of states of boredom as the only kind of joy."


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