Why is Everyone Afraid of Boredom?

Love of bustle is not industry—it is only the restlessness of a hunted mind. ~ Seneca Boredom. As we make our way through this thing called COVID-19, isolated in our respective homes (if we are lucky to have shelter to retreat to), boy, have we become deeply acquainted with boredom. Many of us are struggling with boredom, and adjacent issues like loneliness, fear, loss of purpose, etc., which seem to use boredom as kindling to fuel these states.

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