How to Do Nothing

“Nothing” is neither a luxury nor a waste of time, but rather a necessary part of meaningful thought and speech.

I feel this in the growing appreciation for boredom—a feeling that phones obliterate. Craig Mod has written about this, but I feel it most when camping. Camping is a space that’s inhospitable to battery-powered technology, which opens up the opportunity for boredom, which then creates the space for meaning to be discovered.