On rare occasions during my growing up years, I'd moan that I was bored. The annoying and unsympathetic response was always: Life is boring only to boring people. Well, I certainly did not want to be one of those. If I persisted about the lack of anything interesting to do 'around here,' a variety of opportunities would immediately be presented.
The opportunities usually involved domestic chores, helping an elderly neighbor, or worst of all going to the grocery store. You can see why audible 'boring' moans were rare. The results were never in my favor. The cure for boredom in our home was to keep moving, stay busy, make yourself useful.
Our parents believed if we spent too much time thinking about ourselves it would lead to afflications worse than boredom. They were convinced self absoprtion would hamper our brains from expanding, and even worse - it would lead to laziness. Laziness being high up on their list of mortal sins.
If I close my eyes, I can still hear 'don't tell me there is nothing to do, there is always something to do. Just look around.'
Once again - they were right. Look around. There's always something to do . Some of the things to do are actaully fun and refreshing.
Make yourself useful ...
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