We’re scared of where boredom will take us. We want to be entertained, constantly. The alternative, introspection , intimidate us. And so, we drown out our discomfort with distractions.
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Our fear of solitude is really fear of boredom.
We want to be entertained, constantly. The alternative — introspection — intimidates us. And so, we drown out our discomfort with distractions. But that doesn’t mean the discomfort will go away.
Boredom is that feeling of dissatisfaction with the world around you and disinterest in your current activity. While you want to be engaged with the world, you don't want to do any of the activities in front of you.
Boredom is our brain telling us it's time to swit...
We try to drown our mind with distractions and noise because we are scared of what will happen when everything stops, no TV, music, internet, phones and everything dead silent.
We could hear ourselves think and we could end up getting introduced to what we really feel, and who we really a...
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