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We live in an age that prioritises happiness above all else. But whilst happiness is a great driver of societal wellbeing, happy people also take less risks, may be less creative… and those who say they are actively seeking happiness are statistically less likely to be happy. Whilst a state of boredom – the anathema of the age – actually opens the mind, makes you better at problem-solving and makes you more goal-oriented.
Join Afshin Shahi, as he makes the argument that happiness is the enemy of freedom, defends the virtue of boredom, and asks whether it is possible to be mentally free whilst continuing our pursuit of that illusive thing – happiness.