Boredom is Bullshit

photo by j. gaddis

photo by j. gaddis

Boredom is construct taught to kids by adults (and the culture they live in) who need external stimuli in order to be okay. When adults think that young kids need something to entertain them, kids learn that their experience is pleasurable only when entertained. Adults and kids who get “bored” find no pleasure being with their experience or the experience of space and stillness. Then, we throw iphones and ipads at them to “keep them entertained,” which only serves to disconnect them more. When we are connected to ourselves and to “what is so,” boredom is irrelevant and there’s no such thing. For example, my son is almost 4 and doesn’t know what “boredom” is because my guess is that he has never experienced it.


  • Clay

    Reply Reply October 23, 2012

    That’s something I’ve felt for a long time too.

    I rarely ever feel “bored” myself… frustrated, yes, but bored, no.

    I’m glad I’m not the only person out there who thinks this way 🙂

  • Lizzy Scully

    Reply Reply October 27, 2012

    My mother always told me only boring people got bored 🙂

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