How long will you sleep?
When will you wake up?
   —Proverbs 6:9

You can be bored just about anywhere, by just about anything: a sunset, a spouse, a sermon.

Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address lasted just over two minutes, but I bet that was long enough for a few to nod off. There were probably some who went glassy-eyed during Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount.

Sloth is in the list of the Seven Deadly Sins. The word sloth is a translation of the Latin term acedia, which means “without care.” It originally referred to monks who became bored with their religious routines.

If you’re bored, you can count on this: you’re boring.

If you can’t find something to get excited about, “Bored to tears,” is off the mark; requires too much energy. But “Bored to death” is spot on.

Boredom is a self-condemning admission that you
don’t have what it takes to make life interesting.

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