Is it good to be bored (or will it be the death of you)?
One study implies that boredom make you likelier to die earlier, but another concludes that it spurs creativity …
You’re watching a PowerPoint presentation and it’s slide 10 out of 75. Your boss is present, so you can’t risk a quick game of Football Manager 2016 on your phone. But time is stationary. You feel dejected and trapped. You experience something that the Romans documented on the walls of Pompeii: mind-numbing boredom. And you wonder, is being “bored to death” a real thing?
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