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The Chronicle Herald: Boredom is back and not a moment too soon

25 Aug 2020
As a 2019 study in the journal Academy of Management Discoveries concluded, boredom can spur individual productivity and creativity.

Originally found at The Chronicle Herald, by John DeMont.

On a recent warm August afternoon, a friend buttonholed me. He and my brother had just been sitting outside on some new steps, talking at length about basketball, the old days and other stuff that people who hadn't seen each other for a while tend to go on about.

Don Jones enjoyed what the Irish call the craic, the talk, but the mere act of sitting there, as he would have on a summer vacation half a century ago, was what was particularly transportive.

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