“Bored and brilliant” is one of my new favorite phrases. It’s been in my head ever since New Tech City introduced it to me in their current podcast series, challenging me and countless others to step back from our habitual and unconscious infatuation with the parasitic technology known as the cell phone.
I want to be brilliant. But I’m hesitant to become bored. And so I fill every spare moment with a combination of taps and swipes, all the while forgetting that my brain is not shaped like an apple. But this needs to change. Because it is in the midst of pursuing, discovering, and embracing boredom that moments of brilliance will surface.