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How to be Bored

How to be Bored

General
At the moment, a significant fraction of the UK population is facing an unprecedented problem: time. As our normal workplaces are closed, and there are restrictions on leaving the house, we’re facing a lot of unstructured time. It’s important to note that there are others facing other problems: some people are contending with punishing financial insecurity, others with much more punishing restrictions on their liberty due to their underlying health conditions; still others are having to balance a full time job with full time childcare and teaching! In many ways, those simply facing boredom are lucky, but it’s not without its challenges. We’re trained to be occupied, to be rewarded by our work, and we naturally enjoy the social backdrop of work. Absent those things, we need to lea...