Random Thoughts on Boredom

A thought occurred to me the other day…

Maybe it’s good to be bored

Remember when you were a kid and you thought you might literally die of boredom? What if that was a good thing? What if boredom was critical to our childhood development…and as an adult, what if it still is?

Of course, the problem today is that I have more Apple devices than I have perishable food items in my fridge. Always on. Always connected. Always Addressable. But never bored…and maybe that’s a bad thing.

I took my mom to the dentist yesterday and as I was waiting room, I tried something. I put my phone in my pocket and I stared out the window – into space. I allowed myself to become bored. In doing so, I think I allowed myself toΒ be the unwobbling pivot at the center of an ever-revolving universe; to be still…

Now I’m bored, time to go watch the rest of Stranger Things 2 πŸ˜‰