Weekend Edition: 3-21

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

  • In Defense of Difficulty (“A culture filled with smooth and familiar consumptions produces in people rigid mental habits and stultified conceptions. They know what they know, and they expect to find it reinforced when they turn a page or click on a screen.”)
  • In Defense of Boredom (“To be bored is to be unafraid of our interior lives — a form of moral courage central to being fully human.”)
  • The Confidence Conundrum (“On the surface, confidence appears to be an area where the rich get richer and the poor stay the fucking losers they are.”)

Blog Headline of the Week

Intelligent Statement of the Week Most Likely to Make Heads Explode

Bookish Linkage

Nonbookish Linkage

A well-stocked mind is safe from boredom.

Arthur C. Clarke, Childhood’s End

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