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Still bored in a culture of entertainment : rediscovering passion and wonder

Author: Richard Winter
Publisher: Downers Grove, Ill. : InterVarsity Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Richard Winter's critique of our "culture of entertainment" explores the nature, causes and effects of boredom and counteracts it with practical suggestions for living with passion and wonder.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Winter
ISBN: 0830823085 9780830823086
OCLC Number: 49903463
Description: 160 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Three yawns for boredom! --
Basics of boredom : under-stimulation, repetition, and disconnection --
Two types of boredom : the long and the short of it --
Entertained to excess : leisure, over-stimulation, and the entertainment industry --
Advertised to apathy : the stimulation and disappointment of desire --
Why some people are more likely to get bored : perception, personality, and proneness --
Negated to numbness : anxiety, disappointment, and emotional shutdown --
A trip back in time : medieval boredom, melancholy, and grief --
From sin to self-fulfillment : religion, the right to happiness, and lack of inner resources --
Haunted by hopelessness : postmodernism, indifference, and the loss of meaning --
The bitter fruits of boredom --
Counteracting boredom : six easy steps to an exciting, never-bored-again life! --
Not so easy, not so fast : some foundational themes of life --
Why get up in the morning? : boredom and the battle.
Responsibility: Richard Winter.

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"In an age when couch potatoes surf the Web looking for a diversion from the boredom of existence, Richard Winter has not only diagnosed the debilitating disease but prescribed a cure. Read the book. Read more...

 
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