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[catalogued under 23. Ethics / F. Existentialism / 4. Boredom]

Full Idea

Heidegger came to say that the cultural mood had changed from 'anxiety' to 'boredom'. The danger is that our boredom has become so ubiquitous and all-encompassing that it is now hidden.

Gist of Idea

Culture is now dominated by boredom, so universal it is unnoticed


report of Martin Heidegger (Contributions to Philosophy [1938]) by Kevin Aho - Existentialism: an introduction 9 'Conc'

Book Reference

Aho,Kevin: 'Existentialism: an introduction' [Polity 2014], p.164

A Reaction

I'm not sure what the danger of boredom is if it is 'hidden'. It rather depends what else is hidden with it.