My parents were fairly easy going but there was one thing that was sure to incur their wrath, that was myself and my brother complaining that we were bored…to the extent that the word itself was wasn’t allowed to be spoken.
I grew up in an isolated country area and as such had to make most of my own fun and entertainment, it helped of course that I had a small army of cousins and other miscellaneous relatives and friends who were always ready to engage in the latest piece of dangerous mischief that struck us as a good idea.
When trying to seriously injure each other and/or cause major property damage failed to amuse I tended to entertain myself by reading. I had an unhappy time at school to say the least and learned to disappear in my imagination into the latest story-world I was reading, which is why I have always loved science-fiction so much, I could spend hours just imagining myself as one of the heros I was reading about.
As such even as an adult I’m rarely, if ever, bored.
I believe that my parents taught me well and I dislike hearing anyone complaining that they are bored, children or adults. It really isn’t that hard to entertain yourself.
However I have to admit my idea of fun and entertainment isn’t what society seems to tell us it should be, I’m not a fan of pubs, nightclubs, loud music or crowds, give me a good book, a good movie, good company or a good argument/conversation and I’m content.
What about you?