Scholars link the emergence of the term boredom to European industrial modernity, and the standardization of time, repetitive labour and development of leisure time associated with it.
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We constantly use electronic devices to distract ourselves from the tedium associated with waiting. Yet being bored can be a creative activity.
Time is fixed, but people experience hours, months and days in very different ways. One researcher has spent decades exploring this universal phenomenon.