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Little: The Book “The Hobbit Boredom” Illustrates How Boredom Can Spark Creativity

Little: The Book “The Hobbit Boredom” Illustrates How Boredom Can Spark Creativity

Happier with Gretchen Rubin - August 28, 2017 - 01:57

The dull task of grading papers inspired J.R.R. Tolkien to write the first line of his masterpiece, “The Hobbit.” Boredom can lay the groundwork for great creativity.

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