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The On Being Project

Living the Questions

What is the value of boredom in our lives?

"If my kids ever said, 'I'm bored,' I would say, 'That is great. I'm so glad to hear that. Maybe you're gonna get creative right now.'"


Krista reflects on the role of mental downtime in our lives. The third installment of "Living the Questions" — a new feature of the On Being podcast where Krista answers questions from you.

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  • Krista Tippett

    Krista Tippett

    is the founder and CEO of The On Being Project, hosts the On Being radio show and podcast, and curates the Civil Conversations Project. She received the National Humanities Medal at the White House in 2014. She speaks widely and writes books including Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living.