“There’s no such thing as boredom, only boring people.”

– Someone who, when confronted with another’s problems, only seeks to make themselves feel superior

Genuine question, what practical value does the above quote have at all? Someone says they’re bored and the answer is that they need to be more interesting? That’s just circular reasoning, isn’t it? And can someone evaluate another person as “boring” without becoming bored themselves? In that case, is the accuser not then a boring person as well, due to their inability to find anything interesting in the other? It’s just boring people all the way down, isn’t it?

My advice: if you want to scrutinize some platitude of unknown origin, frame all your criticisms in question form. That way, you give yourself just enough leeway to avoid direct criticism of your own reasoning. Oh, advice about avoiding boredom? I dunno, try replacing it with perpetual anxiety, like in my hovertext (you’ve been reading my hovertexts, right?).

– James