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How to Be Bored (The School of Life)

by Eva Hoffman

Modern technology has provided society with the ability to be connected 24/7. And while it allows us to be connected with those we love. This supreme inundation has cons as well. Not only is there a constant flow of information barraging us from all sides - but we are completely overexposed. Whether we want it or not we are constantly receiving information. This hyperactivity and over-stimulation often leaves people often feeling emotionally confused and stagnate. We crave this feeling of being connected yet it leaves us feeling alone. And so, Eva Hoffman argues that what we all need is a time to be bored. A time for nothing. A time to be separated from other people. She draws on multiple philosophies, writing, and knowledge in order to help us understand ourselves and regain our sense of inner peace.