Ce-ar fi viața fără plictiseală? Un coșmar, zic oamenii de știinșă și filozofii deopotrivă.
If we did not have the capacity for boredom, then any situation – regardless of how trivial, banal, or humdrum it might be – would fail to strike us as boring. Nothing would be boring. Not the experience of listening to the same lecture over and over again. Not the seemingly endless time spent waiting in offices. Yet some situations should bore us.