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Why boredom is interesting

Boredom is a powerful emotion, one which many of us will go to lengths to avoid. In this edition of the Why Factor, Sandra Kanthal asks why boredom is actually quite interesting.

Boredom is a powerful emotion, one which many of us will go to lengths to avoid. Psychologists describe its purpose as trying to get us to do something else. Boredom can spur us on to do something more meaningful, or tempt us into dangerous behaviours. In this edition of the Why Factor, Sandra Kanthal talks with researchers who think boredom is anything but boring.

Image: A bored woman behind a rainy window in a tram, (c) Getty Images.

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