The Return of Boredom
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The Return of Boredom
We should count ourselves lucky—for most of human history, boredom was a luxury only a few could afford.
Published on: Feb 24, 2021  |  

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Now that Donald Trump seems to have disappeared, Americans are finding that they can focus their attention on other things. In a quite literal sense, this is liberating. I suspect the meteoric rise of Clubhouse is in part a product of a Trump-less world. People happen to have more time on their hands when they're not obsessing over Trump. It could just be the friends I tend to socialize with, but I don't believe I got into even a single conversation about Trump's second impeachment. If it wasn't for the fact of Twitter and my occasional checking of the New York Times homepage out of habit, I might not have been aware of it in the first place.

This is the return of boredom, and it's a beautiful, if sad, thing.

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