Survey: We’re So Bored!

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So… American adults are “mired in boredom” 131 days a year, says a survey sponsored by (I kid you not) Bowlero bowling alleys (https://www.studyfinds.org/no-fun-americans-mired-boredom-131-days-year/).

A boring day is defined as one which is “simply no fun at all.” Click the article if you want to see the math. Only that might be boring.

Sixty percent of the 2,000 adults surveyed said “life is just too grown-up”: what with work, raising a family, carrying out responsibilities, etc. And “entertainment”–movies, for instance, or a ball game–costs way too much. And there’s always the chance you might spend a lot of money on a boring movie. Then you’d be bored and broke.

Dude… the kingdom of Boredom is within you.

Face it–a lot of people are bored because they have no idea how not to be. They don’t know how to make their own fun. They don’t know how to be grateful for simple, necessary things that ought to please them: like food, for instance, or the beauties of nature (provided Democrats haven’t paved them over and replaced wildflowers with nail salons). They don’t understand that you can turn the nooze off whenever you want. They don’t know how to please each other: just sit around waiting for someone to please them.

From kindergarten on up, they’re spoon-fed, every day–and suddenly, when you’re too far into adulthood to turn back, the spoon-feeding stops. And you don’t know how to feed yourself.

And heck, you can always visit my blog…

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

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