This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...ted hysteria — at projecting an air of the purposeless, the senseless, the mindless. This is the “pleasure” of unconsciousness.
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Or consider the quieter kind of “pleasures�
� 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.