What do we think about boredom?
As a parent, I like to think of it as developmentally important. If the Brontes hadn’t been bored, they’d never have written novels, I think.
I think that people should be able to occupy themselves productively without being entertained 100% of the time. What is scary about the present day is that it is perfectly possible to be entertained ALL of the time. There is always something on the TV, always something to google, always something to surf, listen to, read or watch.
But do? Say? Write? Make?
I think that productivity is the cure for boredom, and the only way to arrive at this realisation is to plumb the depths of boredom itself.
So, as a parent striving for excellence, I shall continue to provide as many opportunities for boredom as I can 😉
For myself, I am past the stage of boredom. I live in a perpetual state of self-inflicted overwhelm.
The cure is the same.
So, thanks to Eleanor for the advice: “Inertia: Get the Hence!”