Why Boredom is Good For You | Veritasium

updated 01 Aug 2023

Boredom is a state of being underwhelmed, often avoided by constantly engaging with distractions like smartphones, which may hinder creativity and goal-setting. Embracing boredom can foster creativity, prompt altruism, and encourage self-reflection and long-term planning.

Why Boredom is Good For You

Key Points

  1. Boredom is a state of being underwhelmed and characterized by restlessness and lack of concentration.
  2. Boredom can be beneficial as it allows the mind to wander, fostering creativity and prompting self-reflection and goal-setting.
  3. Avoiding boredom by constantly engaging with smartphones and distractions can hinder creativity, altruism, and long-term planning.
  4. Being bored can lead to more altruistic behavior and a greater sense of purpose in life.
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