The other day my son and I went to Denny’s for dinner. We ordered our food and within seconds of the waitress walking away from the table, my son was asking to play a game on my phone. “But I’m bored!” he whined, when I told him no. I rolled my eyes as I tried to remember the last time I said I was bored, and then I thought wistfully of how glorious it would feel to not have anything on the to-do list for a few minutes. It seems that these days our brains are conditioned to want to be doing something all the time, regardless of whether the activity is worthwhile or not. Read more.