The Importance of Boredom

Medium - The Startup

By Varun Penamatsa

“I’m bored”.

I’d learned to associate statements like this with negativity, but today boredom has become something I celebrate.

Our beautifully over-stimulated culture, which places such emphasis on “productivity”, often makes it difficult for us to be okay with not doing anything.

But boredom, or rather time spent not actively doing, is vital to our well-being.