The history of [boredom] can be traced to the very beginning of the world. The gods were bored, so they created man. Adam was bored alone, and so Eve was created. Thus boredom entered the world, and increased in proportion to the increase in population. Adam was bored alone; then Adam and Eve were bored together; then Adam and Eve and Cain and Abel were bored en famille; then the population of the world increased and the people were bored en masse. To divert themselves they conceived the idea of constructing a tower [Tower of Babel] high enough to reach the heavens. This idea is itself as boring as the tower was high, and constitutes a terrible proof of how boredom had gained the upper hand…~Søren Kierkegaard
In spite of that, I’m still in the process of getting acquainted with my newly acquired Nexus 7; my inherent love-hate relationship with modern technology is quickly kicking in. And to think: when I was a kid, my only high-tech possession was an .
- Søren Kierkegaard Newsletter (readysteadybook.com)
- Boredom by-product of Intelligence (oakworld.wordpress.com)