A Little Boredom Helps You Innovate
My wife and I were waiting in line at one of our favorite ramen places here in the Bay Area, Santouka (they have the absolute best broth you know – personally I’m a fan of the Shio myself) and behind us in line was a small family, mom, dad, daughter. She looked about 8 or so, but her attention was completely absorbed by a full size iPad which she held in front of her face while she waited in line with her family. She had headphones and and was watching something very intently – who knows what it was, but it basically cut her off from the world around her. Kind of the opposite of mindfulness, no? Boredom, begone.