More praise for boredom. Spawning creativity in childhood is one of its benefits, attested to by Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton).
The article concludes: “Perhaps in an incessant, up-the-ante world, we could do with a little less excitement.” A great term — “up-the-ante” — constant pressure to acquire more and to achieve more. “Moreitis” is how we look at it, a malady we deal with by Celebrating the Ordinary, enjoying what we already have, often simple, common, everyday things, instead of continaully moving on the the Next Big Thing.
Like Lin-Manual Miranda, Scott Adams (Dilbert) attests to what Pamla Paul expouses for childhood in “The Heady Thrill of Having Nothng to Do” in The Wall Street JournaL