There has been a lot in the news lately about boredom. In fact, some people say that what is most wrong with today’s youth is that they do not know how to be bored. Instead, they check their cell phones for messages and social media posts from friends, the twirl a fidget spinner between their fingers, they mindlessly channel surf through hundreds of television channels that provide 24/7 viewing options, and they play video games online with friends or in person on occasion.
Without boredom, some experts predict, this may be a generation that lacks focus, a generation that does not know how to day dream, a generation that does not understand the value of spending time with their own thoughts. Who knows, without boredom would we have the advancements that we have today. Without boredom, we might no