Letter to the editor
August 28, 2020
Today I read two articles from the online magazine “The Conversation” on boredom. The pandemic of 2020 has certainly made the emotion of boredom a much greater possibility. I contend that my childhood in Carter County allowed me to adapt to any vicissitudes of boredom. I learned to work with boredom and not against it. This was perhaps one skill which has stayed with me over the years, and is unquestionably an asset now.
Today in the 21st Century, boredom has been found to be helpful by psychologists in that it encourages a search for the meaning of life, propels exploration and inspir...