So unbearable did some find it that they took up the safe but alarming opportunity to give themselves mild electric shocks in an attempt to break the tedium.
Two-thirds of men pressed a button to deliver a painful jolt during a 15-minute spell of solitude. One man – an outlier – found thinking so disagreeable he opted for a shock 190 times.
I have spent thousands of hours doing nothing but thinking over the last sixteen years. Well, I mean, I was holding or nursing a baby, but still. Immobilized and with only my thoughts. These people are lightweights.