Boredom

We live in an era where we are deprived of boredom. The simple flick of a wrist retrieves a phone, or a remote. The simple press of a button actives it, and brings you to an activity of entertainment. Sometimes you find new content but often, these jokes are simply replacements for substantial living. It becomes almost addictive, you view your phone because you do not know better; to fill that void in that particular time and space.

Boredom motivates. It injects a reminder that an activity has become obsolete. It pushes you to try something new, to make things, and to interact with people. It motivates you to create. So while it is inevitably a selfish act. Boredom does so much more then just being present.

This article was written on a train, simply because I can’t stand a stagnant thought.

SOCIOLOGY

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