Boredom is under-appreciated according to some who are no longer, apparently, bored.
... Children need to have stand-and-stare time, time imagining and pursuing their own thinking processes or assimilating their experiences through play or just observing the world around them. (Academic Teresa Belton)And it's not just kids. Artist Grayson Perry mused,
As I get older, I appreciate reflection and boredom. Boredom is a very creative state.I guess that, sometimes, trying desperately to fill in the gnawing empty spaces is a fool's errand.