Are You Not Entertained?

I grew up with a lot of value placed on being present and having quiet times of focus and just being. It is important to have periods of simply existing and connecting with your self and the world around you.

Yet even I have fallen victim to the fear of being bored.

I pack distractions with me in case of any down time. Books, portable video games, Facebook on my smart phone. I seem to be afraid of any quiet second of just being. I wonder also how much stimulation I should be providing for my baby. Should he be sitting and just observing the world around him or should I be shaking toys in his face, giving him objects to stimulate brain development? Is he bored?

I wonder why we do this. Why do we need to have a million things to keep our brains occupied and away from connecting with the present?

 

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  • HARRY

    Why do you want to load child with world’s garbage ? Information isn’t always a knowledge. Lesser the world’s rubbish, better the clarity in life. Less is more in this case.

    Well come back, I kinda missed your write up. :) Harry

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  • JustSaying

    Too much distraction is never a good thing. Quiet time where you just sit down, think or meditate or just observe nature or people around you is important. It is important to be OK when you are with yourself.

  • http://florforhillary.blogspot.com/ Eddie Bryan

    I have read that the great philosopher Schopenhauer feared boredom more than anything in the world. I don’t really agree with his philosophy of the world. He actually believes the universe is evil (that I read also a few years ago, 2012 or so), basically evil. Was just reading irrational. Well, if the mind cannot figure it out then of course it is irrational.