How to be bored

31 Dec 2023

In a response to a video by Parker Settecase on the utility of boredom and of capitalizing on it by using a notebook, theorangecatmom noted:

I’m not that smart, but my Dad taught me to use my brain to entertain myself when bored pre-cellphones. I still make myself practice it when I’m in a waiting room or sometimes on my breaks at work. As a kid, he taught me to count things, find patterns in the stuff around me, play mental math games, stuff like that. As an adult, when I’m surrounded by people, I sometimes just listen or watch what they’re doing and think about why they might be doing it. I call it practicing being bored and it blows people’s minds that I do it on purpose.

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