What ever happened to being allowed to be bored? Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE technology. I feel I am owed Wi-Fi on my flights and I get upset when I can’t choose the movie I want to watch while flying. I know I am spoiled and the way things are going, I assume in a few years I will be spoiled even more.
But whatever happened to being bored on a flight? I kind of miss it. When I fly I always have some electronic something-or-another to entertain me. Heck, I am typing this blog up while flying at 30,000 feet [even though I am not posting this blog while flying]. I am on Southwest and there is no in-flight entertainment or wi-fi. I was playing games on my iPhone and computer and every time I stopped I got bored and went back to my electronic distractions.
It just seems we are moving to a society where we can never ever be bored and being bored is the worst possible thing you could ever be. With computers, phones, the internet, bored-stoppers are never too far.
Yet, are we missing something by not being bored? I have come up with some pretty amazing ideas while flying and being bored.Â How many amazing ideas and thoughts are being missed everyday by the flying public because they distract their brains the entire flight?
Just gazing out the window, staring at the ground below, letting my mind wander for a few hours is a great experience. Not only do you get to be bored, but you get to see the world from up-high.Â Well, I am going to bring bored back! I am going to shut down this laptop, stare out the window and be bored for the remainder of my flight. Wish me luck.