Montgomery Township, New Jersey

It’s not so easy to be bored anymore

Camera : iPhone, Focal length : 4.15mm, Aperture : ƒ/2.2, Shutter speed : 4s, ISO : 100, Captured : 5 November, 2015,

It’s not so easy to be bored anymore. You have to choose to be bored. It used to be that boredom chose you — you were somewhere and you were waiting and there was nothing to do and you were bored. Now, you’re never bored. You can see pictures of some stranger surfing on the other side of the world, or get a live video stream of someone’s hike over Tokyo. This stuff is amazing.

But it means we have to be proactive about our boredom and down time. It means we have to be intentional about creating margin for thought. If 100% of our down time is filled with passive entertainment and bits of information, then when does our mind have a chance to be calm? When do we have a moment to think without needing to think?

Source: Shawn Blanc — On Dialing Down, Saying “No”, and Making Time

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Husband, father, Information security professional and avid photographer living at the junction of Princeton Township, Montgomery Township and Rocky Hill.

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