The nature of boredom

Have you ever considered what it would be like to spend a day without your smartphone, or Netflix, or Spotify, or any of the other myriad of sources of entertainment we have at our disposal 24 hours a day?

A whole day without these things may be unthinkable to some. How about an hour, or even just 5 minutes?

Today I challenge you to avoid finding something to distract or entertain you, and to just experience the passing of time.  We all seek to fill the gaps in our day with the latest news, the latest tweet, the latest Facebook post, the newest episode, the newest track.  

Perhaps, like Cathal Horan proposed, boredom is just our inability to deal with time.

And maybe, just maybe, learning to deal with the passing of time without experiencing boredom is one of the great learning experiences of human existence.