Dingo the Dissident

THE BLOG OF DISQUIET : Qweir Notions in the Armpit of Diogenes by DINGO the DISSIDENT binge-thinker since February 2008.
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Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Memetic

If we assume that new words describe new things, events, feelings,
boredom did not emerge in modern Europe until the late 18th century,
and the meme or notion of normality slightly later.

This was the beginning of the 'Industrial Revolution',
when time and people were routinely mechanised
and in the slowly-rising, filthy tide of our technology
we began and not by stealth
to turn ourselves into standardised machines for the production
and consumption of products and boredom and wealth.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was reading UG Krishamurti a few moments ago. This thought reflects some of his writings that I was just going over. I recently added you to my blog links section, by the way. Your website is always a comfort.

Wofl said...

It is interesting to note that the more entertainment and distraction there is available, the more bored people - especially children - become.

[see 'The Winter of our Disconnect' by Susan Maushard.]