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I suggest reading the essay by Joseph Brodsky "Listening to Boredom":


Also this quote by Thomas Henry Huxley seems apt here:

"Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not. It is the first lesson that ought to be learned and however early a man’s training begins, it is probably the last lesson that he learns thoroughly."

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