This is a quote from the book "The ​Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...� that fill many people’s lives: family picnics, ladies’ parties or “coffee klatches,” charity bazaars, vegetative kinds of vacation — all of them occasions of quiet boredom for all co ncerned, in which the boredom is the value. Boredom, to such people, means safety, the known, the usual, the routine — the absence of the new, the exciting, the unfamiliar, the demanding.
What is a demanding pleasure? A pleasure that demands the use of one’s mind; not in the sense of problem solving, but in the sense of exercising discrimination, judgment, awareness. ...
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