Let Children Get Bored Again by Pamela Paul
The ability to handle boredom, not surprisingly, is correlated with the ability to focus and to self-regulate.
I can think of many boring summers on the farm and the endless number of books I ended up reading. I am very thankful for those uninterrupted stretches afforded me by my parents.
You don’t have to live in public by Austin Kleon
It seems ridiculous to say, but 2013, the year I wrote the book, was a simpler time. Social media seemed much more benign to me. Back then, the worst I felt social media did was waste your time. Now, the worst social media does is cripple democracy and ruin your soul.
A lot of think about and digest in this one, and maybe a little bit of hyperbole at points, but there is a lot to like as well.