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In Praise of Boredom and Single-Tasking


Very thought provoking blog by Nicholas Rossis. I’m one of the lucky few that doesn’t feel guilty by simply relaxing and not having this urge to always be doing something. What about you?

Nicholas C. Rossis

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Have you noticed how we never get bored any more?  We always multitask, rarely doing just the one thing.  Last week I came across a number of articles about boredom and how useful – and highly unusual, nowadays – it is.  I guess that is because of the summer. People find themselves with more free time, and even manage to get bored on occasion, hence the unusual increase of articles on this extraordinary feeling .  Or, maybe, I just need to remember that sweet feeling.

The latest article I read on this was on Edutopia, but I remember seeing at least another one (being me, I obviously can’t remember where) about how parents should let their children get bored –and how handing them an ipad to keep them occupied is not always the answer.  There was even an article on The Economist about helicopter parents who are…

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3 Comments on “In Praise of Boredom and Single-Tasking”

  1. Nicholas C. Rossis August 9, 2014 at 8:11 am #

    Thank you for the reblog, it’s much appreciated! 🙂

  2. Nicholas C. Rossis August 9, 2014 at 8:12 am #

    (BTW, loved your interview with Sally)

  3. cpbialois August 9, 2014 at 12:00 pm #

    What’s guilt? lol Relaxing and wasting time was encouraged when I was a kid. Unless it kept me from mowing the grass or shoveling snow. Then my dad got a little ornery. lol

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