“feeling weary because one is unoccupied […]”
“When was the last time you got bored?”
Since asking this question to a friend at a recent conversation, I am haunted by this idea.
As a kid, a fair amount of time was spent being bored. Holidays in rural France were boring. Maths classes were boring. Long weekends were boring. Being bored was natural, I would have all the space needed to let my mind go on the run. Hunting for random thoughts or resting my attention on vague ideas. That was the most common way to spend my time.
And as if I woke up from a long dream, I realized that I had not been bored in a long time. A really long time.
It was actually challenging to remember when was the last time I got genuinely bored. One, five, ten, fifteen years ago? No way to recall.
We have so many opportunities to do “something”. Something useful, or not. But I always have my smartphone reachable, mountains of articles to read, a stack of books to go through or catch up with awesome people.
In previous posts, I have even written about following morning and evening routines. It is all about making sure to crunch as much productivity in the shortest period possible.
Around me, we start discussing
So, here is a challenge for you:
Would you sit back on your seat, put down your smart devices, stair through the window, and get bored a little while?