I have not had a time off for 51 years, meaning I am always at work or out of work (it makes no difference), and I have never had a job, even though I was born in a time when employment was mandatory. But boredom is very interesting and not necessarily connected to the so-called free time. You can be bored at work, while you are bungee jumping or having sex. They say children these days cannot handle boredom. If that is really the case, it makes me feel sorry for them even more.
Maybe something like The Fable of the Black Square Betrayed by the Campbell's Soup Can on the Large Glass.
I have become addicted to nearly everything I could except for power, as in the need to control others.
“The good life” is essentially an oxymoron and as such it can be seen as a sadomasochistic experience. However, I see no room in it for optimism. You can have a great sense of humor, ataraxia or even be cheerful, but to be optimistic? One has to be very uninformed.
That I do not know, either.
If you like to be in control, you can control screen time as well as anything.
I might have answered that already in point one, but… let me try again. There is no such thing as “free time”. When you die, then maybe there is? Though some people say not even then.
All the time.
No. I operate on a scale that has little to do with the end of the world, unfortunately. Besides, I lead a very sustainable life. I never had more than one room to myself. I have no children and I do not own a car. I eat simply. I wear the same clothes for years, et cetera, et cetera.
People will kill themselves for wellbeing. Very well.
Oskar Dawicki (b. 1971) is a Polish artist and performer whose work is accompanied by a slightly ironic, grotesquely absurd aura, strongly permeated by his own existential dilemmas. The self-reflection of the position of the contemporary artist is firmly intertwined with the reflection of personal identity, or rather its conventionality, unattachment, weakness and transience. The established norms of the moral, spiritual and social order are questioned and put to test. In 2010, he became the protagonist of a partly fictional book, W połowie puste (From Half Empty), which a few years later was made into a feature film, Performer, in which the artist portrayed himself. Oskar Dawicki studied at the Department of Art Education at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń.