The History of Boredom is not completely boring. Not surprisingly, it is something that has been worrying people since ancient times.
My favorite quote about boredom is by Gian Vincenzo Gravina (I didn’t know who that was until I looked him up.)
A bore is a man who deprives you of solitude without providing you with company.
That’s one of those quotes that make me think, “Yes! Exactly!” About the only time I have to deal with that kind of person is when I’m waiting in line somewhere and another person in line near me wants to pass the time by talking about how much they hate waiting in line while I want to pass the time silently thinking about all sorts of interesting stuff.
I don’t think I am easily bored. I can always entertain myself with my mind and it has always puzzled me that other people can’t seem to do that. It makes me wonder what it’s like to have a mind in which there’s nothing much going on.