Practically all my life I have asserted that I do not get bored- that I am too intelligent to allow myself to be bored, and that I always enjoy having a large number of things to do. If there is ever a free moment, I have plenty of activities to occupy it. I keep a large stock of things for that very purpose: I’ve bought dozens of games which I haven’t played yet, have lists of books to read and movies to watch, keep a large supply of anime and TV shows worth viewing… Yet despite all that, there are times in my life where I don’t feel like doing any of it, despite having so much available to do. I realise with some surprise that that feeling is boredom.
What I fear most in life, it seems, is boredom. That is amazing, to put it so simply. But now that I’ve realised it, what do I do about it?