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Quarantine Could Fix Our Broken Brains

Being bored at home is showing us how to reject hustle culture

Photo: Alistair Berg/Getty Images

AA few short months ago, I wrote a piece for Forge recommending that we rediscover the value of boredom in an age dominated by screens and the attention economy. “We may be stressed out, distracted, and overworked, plagued by eye strain and brain fog — but we’re not bored,” I wrote. “In 2019…

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Joe Fassler

Joe Fassler

Joe Fassler is author of Light the Dark: Writers on Creativity, Inspiration, and the Artistic Process and the forthcoming novel The Sky Was Ours (Penguin).

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