Been Bored lately?

Been Bored lately? from The Age

Social media and iPhones aren’t a cure for boredom so much as a distraction from it. And it is a distraction that has the twin effect of contributing in the end to the very thing the bored person wants distracting from, i.e. their boredom, and denying the bored person the uses or advantages it is thought true, uninterrupted boredom can offer.

This article suggests that boredom and distraction are different things, that boredom is a failure of attention, that the cure for boredom is probably not extra stimulation – basically all the sorts of things that we are thinking about.

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