Such moments, he observes are “inherently political, allowing us to ... develop alternative explanations of our predicaments, and even to dare to dream of different futures.”
Perhaps. I do not recommend unsupervised boredom for teens, considering how often too much time on their hands can lead to mischief. But amid today’s endless information and entertainment flood, it does not hurt us to take time to look inside of ourselves and just think. Learning to live with silence is part of growing up, too.
E-mail Clarence Page at firstname.lastname@example.org.