Wednesday, February 20, 2019


As a kid, when you want to do something, or get something, you're often tempted to pretend to be bored in order for some adult to let you do it, or get it. One particularly uneventful summer day, a relative heard one of my cousins and I playing the 'I'm bored' game. Hearing our complaints, he scoffed and said, "Boredom is a sign of a weak mind."

It may have hurt my feelings at the time, but it's very true. You never have to be bored. The world is full things to learn or do. There's always some way to keep yourself occupied, no matter what your circumstance.

Some things will help you pass the time by entertaining you. Other things may not be as entertaining, but benefit you in some other way. The best, though, are those that entertain and educate you at the same time.

Boredom only exists if you choose not to do something to allay it. There are just too many options. You really have to want to be bored.