From Times Higher Education: “In 2005’s ‘A Philosophy of Boredom,’ the Norwegian philosopher Lars Svendsen asks: ‘What can possibly be more existentially disturbing than boredom?’ Noting that it may be a gateway to substance misuse, eating and sleeping disorders, depression, aggression, risky behaviour and even suicide, Svendsen nonetheless finds a redemptive strain in Heidegger’s belief that the ‘silent fog’ of boredom motivates insight, innovation and creativity as it lights a fire under sufferers’ bums, inspiring them to transcend tedium.”
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