The Importance of Being Bored


Of all human moods, feelings, and emotions, boredom might seem like the most trivial and unimportant, the antithesis of arousal and excitement. But in Boredom: A Lively History Peter Toohey sets out to refute this belief. He combines ideas from psychology, neurology, and philosophy with a little history and an analysis of novels and paintings. The result is… (More)


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