It is his contention, if he knows what makes them tick, it will and HAS improved his effectiveness in his world. "The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity." Dorothy Parker.
Thank God for my curios mind. Whenever I hear someone, repeatedly, say they are bored, I remember something my dad said when I was a kid; boring people get bored. It took me many years to really understand that comment. Today I do. There is always something to explore or learn or read or ask or even ponder.
I had a dear friend a time ago. She was a dynamic, vibrant, lively sole. One day, she called me to come by her house, as her hips hurt. As a personal trainer, she wanted me to help her stretch out. Walking into her home, it was apparent she was suffering from something far worse than tight hip flexors.
I found her crying in a chair, in her pajamas at 2 pm. As we talked, she directed my attention to some ants crawling up her wall, across the ceiling and into a small crack in the drywall. They were carrying food.
She then talked to me about how very strong ants are and how by working together, they achieve great things. Even in her pain and distress, this fabulous creature was pondering the ant. Proverbs 6:6 "Go to the ant, O sluggard, Observe her ways and be wise,. . ."
This is a great mind. Debbie died less than 6 months later from breast cancer. What is so remarkable to me is, not only what she accomplished in 50 years of life, but the inspiration she showed in dying.
You see, very, very few people even knew she had cancer for some 10 years. She delta with it quietly and went on with living. REALLY living. Even in as much pain as she was that afternoon I went to see her, she never told me she had cancer. AND she never let her mind become idle or bored.
So, if you are a bored person for any length of time, pick up a book, meditate, call and interesting friend, take a class, go out into the world and just watch people. Do something. Because, sorry, but, it is true; boring people, get bored.
Fantasizing the freedom to keep on learning, keep on growing and knowing; what I know is a drop in the ocean.