'[B]oredom is not tragic. Properly understood, boredom helps us understand time, and ourselves. Unlike fun or work, boredom is not about anything; it is our encounter with pure time as form and content. With ads and screens and handheld devices ubiquitous, we don’t get to have that experience that much any more. We should teach the young people to feel comfortable with time.'
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Gayatri Devi is a writer and academic living in Pennsylvania. Her essays and articles on politics, literature and culture have appeared in varied newspapers, websites, magazines, journals and books.
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