Kids These Days

Phil Cooke’s recent article, entitled “Is the Lack of Boredom Killing Our Creativity”, got me thinking. It expresses the same concern I have with all the distractions we surround ourselves throughout the day. Our attention spans are shorter than ever, and that means less time to truly focus.

A quote from Phil’s article says it all:

There are more cell phones and TV sets in America than we have people, so now we have a television in every room in the house and our phones help if there’s no TV. There’s literally no downtime anymore. No time for well, just thinking or daydreaming.

The pace of life has only gotten faster. There are more distractions to keep us occupied, and there is an entire generation out there that doesn’t know what it’s like to ever be bored. Sad, isn’t it?


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  • Kevin RubinReply
    October 26, 2011 at 5:32 am

    Maybe we just need lower quality construction in our homes to get those boredom-induced creative juices flowing. When I was a kid, with lots of books and toys, with the forest and beach as my playground, my parents told me never to again say “I’m bored” or they’d lock me in a room and teach me what boredom really is…

    And that lasted until this incident about twenty years later…

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