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Episode 72: Scott Schimmel on the Gift of Boredom for Kids

Feeling bored is uncomfortable. As a kid recently told me, "boring sucks!" No one likes feeling bored; most people do whatever they can to avoid it. One of the worst complaints parents and teachers hear from kids is when they moan, "I'm bored..." As my grandma would always say: "Only boring people get bored. Deal with it." We live in an age where the opportunities to distract ourselves from uncomfortable feelings are limitless. From Netflix to Instagram to the Food Channel, if we want to tune out the noise of our discomfort, we can. But the question is, does boredom serve a purpose in our lives? Researchers in recent years have taken a keen interest in boredom. Learn more in this latest episode.


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