Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Boredom Valley

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Have you made the claim lately of being bored? Shame on you!

Boredom is not a word or feeling with which I am well-acquainted. My mind is a busy place, and quite often my daughters claim they think it must be a scary one as well. Ha ha.

I don't believe there should ever be an acceptance of the statement, "I'm b-o-o-o-r-e-d! There's nothing to do!"

Children, and adults as well, should have more that can occupy time and minds than at any time before.

If there is nothing to do with hands, there is creative thinking. There are books to read, radios, CD's, magazines, yes, even the Comics to look at, and understand, even if one can't read them.

It seems there are few who don't have access to modern media of some kind. There are always things to learn, new horizons to explore, minds to expand.

Call a shut-in you know, if you can't get out, and cheer them up. It'll cheer you up as well. 

Write!  For goodness sake, record ideas, memories, songs.

I know I'm preaching to the choir here, because most of you reading this are writers. (Smiley inserted here)

A mind is a terrible thing to waste! Hey, I think maybe I've heard that expression someplace before, haven't you?


Anonymous said...

I do not believe I have EVER said "I;m bored" My daughter did and does however and it always leaves me gobsmacked.

Grammy said...

Right... I understand.

Robyn Proctor Hinkle said...

Our Sunday School kids recently made valetines for the shut-ins at our church!

Anonymous said...

I always used to say "only boring people get bored" however after spending nearly four months on a boat with no access to internet to resupply my Kindle when I'd read the more than 100 books I had on there, I realised that there were exceptional circumstances where even i, someone who doesn't get bored easily, can get bored.
It has only been that one time though and sadly for me it coincided when I wasn't writing.

Anne Marie Schlueter said...

So nicely put! This how I was raised, and I completely agree!

Grammy said...

Thank you all for your really thoughtful responses. Yes, all it takes to break a sense of boredom is a pencil and a piece of paper, accompanied by memories to record.

Tara Tyler R said...

it drives me nuts when my kids say they're bored or worse, waste their free time on tv or video games... give me your wasted time!! oh well. happy b day!

Grammy said...

Right, on to C day. :)