David Foster Wallace on Entertainment

“[P]robably each generation has different things that force the generation to grow up.  Maybe for our grandparents it was World War Two. You know?  For us, it’s going to be that, at a certain point, we’re either going to have to put away childish things and discipline ourself about, ‘How much time do I spend being passively entertained, and how much time to I spend doing stuff that isn’t all that much fun minute by minute, but that builds certain muscles in me as a grown-up and a human being?’”

David Foster Wallace, Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself


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