Thursday, April 19, 2012

on being bored

You ought not to be bored and you cannot be.
You have music, which you appreciate, books, study;
your whole life lies before you,
and now or never is the time to prepare for it
and save yourself future regrets
A year hence it will be too late.

- from Family Happiness by Leo Tolstoy

The Beatles saved the world from boredom, says George Harrison. Indeed. Well, one could spend time planning for the future (a most productive way); one will never run out of things to be ready for. At times though, one could spend a day procrastinating or just sleeping.

The point is one should find something to do. Boredom could just kill you.

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