(...) constructive purposes do not easily form themselves in an infant's mind if she is living a life of distractions and dissipations, for in that case her thoughts will always be directed towards the next pleasure rather than towards the distant achievement. for all these reasons a generation that cannot endure boredom will be a generation of little people, of people unduly divorced from the slow processes of nature, of women and men in whom every vital impulse slowly withers as though they were cut flowers in a vase.


bertrand russell en the conquest of happiness (1930) edición 1996 p. 54
(algunas modificaciones de género en los grises :p)