I have just realised this evening that I haven’t been bored for the longest time. I mean “seriously flicking through the TV channels bored in the vain hope of finding something vaguely interesting”. I cannot remember the last time that I actually had the realisation of being bored. It used to happen all of the time but now having so many distractions in life boredom just doesn’t figure on my horizon.
A combination of three kids, various ongoing projects, a business going well, a wife needing some attention of course, blogs, social media, book writing and the needs of running a house and working from home mean that there is very little time for sitting around.
Is this a bad thing? Maybe.
I think that boredom may actually play an important part in our lives as the brain has time to just sit there unoccupied and thoughts and things happen.
So can someone tell me would I be better actually sitting around on my backside mindlessly consuming some iffy brain mush reality TV involving celebrities or really does this show that I have a life? Now if you read this and you are one of those people who does spend much of the day watching daytime TV please tell me what I am missing. Also if you are a teenager please tell me how it is possible to be in a state of permanent boredom. When there is so much possible to do in this life and so many possibilities and so many distractions how can you be permanently moping around in a dark bedroom complaining that the whole world is against you and listening to Nirvana?
Just a thought.
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