Boring Yourself Into Creativity

I’ve talked more than a few times about creativity and its relation to boredom as well as technology. Heck, I’ve even read and reviewed a whole book about that called Autopilot. There’s a lot to this newer notion about boredom that it’s helpful, necessary and gets the creative juices (via your default mode in your…

Boredom and Anti-Work Motivations

I’m excited to write about the topic of boredom again given how popular my previous piece on it has been on this site. In that post I explored whether boredom was as bad as many people presume and I went at length to discuss the differences between being simply bored in the moment and bored…

A Reflection on Laziness and Boredom

For those who don’t know, I’ve addressed Isaac Morehouse’s thoughts on work before on a few separate occasions. I haven’t received any responses from him but given how busy he seems I suppose that’s not surprising. Recently, Isaac had a post called Laziness is not About Lack of Labor. And sure, I guess on the…

Teleology and Being Lazy

Teleology is a framework that involves explaining a given phenomenon by what function it serves. What is the purpose of a given object? What end does it serve? These questions are things that teleology tries to answer. An example would be asking why a spear has a pointy edge. In this case it’d to aid…