Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Boredom is for boring people

A few years ago when I played World of Warcraft, every so often someone would log in and announce that they are bored. That is to say, they were on a computer, playing a video game, and wanted us to find amusement for them. I always did the mature thing, of course, and mercilessly mocked them.

There is no excuse to be bored today if you have a computer with Internet access. There is a wealth of information several orders of magnitude above the Library of Alexandria free for the taking. If the written word isn't your thing, there are video versions as well. There are podcasts in purely audio form. All of this is available in every subject imaginable.

There's even flash games, blogging sites and forums to exchange ideas with other people.

And that's just indoors. Globalization has brought different cultures into everyone's grasp. There is ethnic food, obscure music and niche movies that were completely out of reach to previous generations.

The only people who could be bored with these opportunities are boring people.

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