David Foster Wallace on dealing with boredom

The underlying [key to life in a bureaucratic world] is the ability to deal with boredom. To function effectively in an environment that precludes everything vital and human. To breathe, so to speak, without air.

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It is the key to modern life. If you are immune to boredom, there is literally nothing you cannot accomplish.

(The Pale King 440)

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