"Thinking is the best antidote to boredom."

Not your smartphone

#Opinion

Thu, Oct 1st, 2015 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

In response to those complaining about being bored, professor Gayatri Devi reminds them that a bored mind is a sign of a free mind, and rather than diving into our smartphones, to simply use our boredom to think.

You know the best antidote to boredom, I asked them? They looked at me expectantly, smartphones dangling from their hands. Think, I told them. Thinking is the best antidote to boredom. I am not kidding, kids. Thinking is the best antidote to boredom. Tell yourself, I am bored. Think about that. Isn’t that interesting? They looked at me incredulously. Thinking is not how they were brought up to handle boredom.

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