Fighting boredom

Ireland“A university (not in Ireland) that periodically conducts surveys of students in their first year of study to find out what they were most concerned about, has found regularly that it is not money, grades or post-university employment, but boredom. Students coming from the rather actively managed environment at school, and used to being entertained there and at home, can sometimes worry that when these props are removed this is what they will encounter. And for them, the prospect of boredom can be terrifying. This is not the boredom of the spoilt child who has watched every DVD for the third time, but the boredom of the person who cannot make a connection with the world they are in; and the consequence is not irritability or a tantrum, but depression …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog,15 May]

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