by Susan Glairon | The Daily Times-Call | July 19, 2007

With kids everywhere spending a lot of time sitting in front of the computer and TV, what’s to be done about these young couch potatoes?

“As a society, this issue has sneaked up on us,’ says Dr. Michael Rich, Director of CMCH.
‘We have thought of television
as that benign box that everyone gathers around to watch ‘Ozzie and Harriet.’ It has evolved
to be pervasive in every aspect of our lives.

‘Let’s bring back boredom,’ Rich says. ‘Boredom is what gave rise
to the theory of relativity when Einstein was in his most boring work. Boredom gives rise to daydreaming that gives
rise to thoughts.'”

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