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January 3, 2011

We fill time, instead of letting it fill us

“We complain incessantly about the ‘fast pace of modern life,’ and say that we have ‘no time.’ But of course most of us have lots of time, or else every study wouldn’t show that we watch three or four or five hours and television a day. It’s that time the way it really works has come to bore us. Or at least make us nervous, the way that silence does, and so we need to shut it out. We fill time, instead of letting it fill us.”
–Bill McKibben, The Age of Missing Information (1992)

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3 Responses to “We fill time, instead of letting it fill us”

  1. sage Says:

    Good quote!

  2. Scott Says:

    I hear ya. Sometimes I feel like we’re all in one big prison just trying to find way to pass the time.

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