Still Bored in a Culture of Entertainment
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About "Still Bored in a Culture of Entertainment"
Though we have hundreds of entertainment options today--video games, the Internet, CD and MP3 players, home entertainment centers, sporting events, megamalls, movie theaters, and even robotic toys--Western culture is battling an insidious disease. It's an epidemic of boredom.Intrigued by this "deadness of soul," Richard Winter uses the latest historical, physiological and psychological research to probe the nature, causes and effects of boredom. He exploreswhy some people are more likely to get bored than othersthe indifference and the loss of meaning among youththe attraction of extreme sportshow advertising promotes apathythe link between boredom and addictions to violence and pornographyNot satisfied with mere description and analysis, Winter also offers practical ways to counteract boredom by learning to live with passion and wonder. So don't just turn on the TV, surf all the available channels and complain "there's nothing on." Instead, read this book!
Meet the Author
Richard Winter, a psychiatrist, is professor of practical theology at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. His books include The Roots of Sorrow: Reflections on Depression and Hope, Choose Life: A Christian Perspective on Abortion and Embryo Experimentation, Still Bored in a Culture of Entertainment: Rediscovering Passion and Wonder and Perfecting Ourselves to Death: The Pursuit of Excellence and the Perils of Perfectionism.