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contextual reasons for people to experience this symptom, i.e., many factors involving a flow break. Boredom was a normal part of the daily life of men and women, and literature genuinely represented this (Martin, Sadlo, and Stew, 2006 ). Boredom was the result of massive transformations generated during

In: The Culture of Boredom

that a certain degree of boredom is essential to living a happy life. Another group of thinkers is stating that boredom plays a crucial role in our individual and social development by pointing out that the driving force of boredom meets an adaptive function in a purely Darwinian sense. Peter Toohey

In: The Culture of Boredom

. However, on the other hand, the protean quality that enables boredom’s apparent ubiquity in contemporary life demands, if not an objective, then at least, a trans-subjective account of how and—even more importantly— why boredom arises, intensifies and proliferates. How is it that the rhythms of life

In: The Culture of Boredom