On boredom.

This is something I’ve been meaning to write about for ages. As such, this post as you see it is not the final version. I will come back to it as often as I can come up with additions or changes.

What do you do when you’re bored? I read. I used to read books and novels. I used to read a lot of books and novels. Now all I seem to read are articles on the internet. Or short stories. Or the news. Since acquiring a kindle, I have managed to read two whole books within a month. This is quite the achievement for me as I had been trying to read something physical for about a year now, quite unsuccessfully.

I used to scoff at ebook readers. Why do you need ebook readers? Aren’t plain old books good enough for you? But then I realised one of the undoubtedly many reasons why people would want one. In my case, it tricked me into thinking I was reading as I usually do, on the internet. Through a screen. The screen is important, vital even. Why I seem to need a screen is a topic for another tangent. All I need to know now is a screen will work. And I can read again.

Speaking of tangents, here’s another one. Having said that I’ve managed to read two whole books, I haven’t actually read anything for a while now. Why? The exams I suppose. Whenever there’s an important thing around the corner, I tend to eschew long projects for shorter, more bite-sized ones. And then I turn that corner and I’m too comfy to switch back to a longer format. I don’t imagine I’m the only one who feels this way.

Where was I? Boredom. Now I’ve lost my train of thought. Later.

This was #2. This is draft #1.

Draft #1 was about books and ebooks.


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