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Why It’s Not All Bad to Be Bored -

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“Boredom is the brain’s way to tell you you should be doing something else,” said Gary Marcus, a professor of psychology at N.Y.U. “But the brain doesn’t always know the most appropriate thing to do. If you’re bored and use that energy to play guitar and cook, it will make you happy. But if you watch TV, it may make you happy in the short term, but not in the long term.”

I think America simultaneously has the most bored people and the most people who don't have enough time to do everything we want to do.

I wonder why that is.

 never bored and never have enough time

 relative high cost of living, growing disparity in executive/non-executive pay, moving target definition of "happiness."

Either there's too much to do, or not enough.

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