Summed up quite nicely in this quote from comedian Louis C K;
“’I’m bored’ is a useless thing to say. You live in a great, big, vast world that you've seen none percent of. And even the inside of your own mind is endless. It goes on forever inwardly. Do you understand? Being the fact that you’re alive is amazing, so you don’t get to be bored.”
There's worse though. If you're in a room waiting for something or you're being dragged around somewhere then it's almost okay to say it. But people saying it while on the internet? This invisible mist of cat pictures and boobs and games where you can shoot water balloons at cats with boobs that surrounds us 24/7? That's unimaginative. There's books; drawing; music; exercise (for those inclined). But no. TOWIE isn't on right now and they've already flicked through that now dog-eared copy of OK magazine.
So I don't get to say "I'm bored" any more. I can say I'm unprepared. Start riding the rails somewhere or be stuck on some other piece of public transport and I'll be inclined to take my Kindle with me. No Kindle? Then I more than likely have my phone, which is basically a full working desktop computer in my pocket (although I might be pleased to see you as well) and that can be used as a fucking Kindle! Got some paper and a pen? Doodle. It sure as hell won't be the Sistine Chapel but that elephant ass you put in the corner sure is funny.
Hell, for years I've wanted to need less sleep so I can do the things I want. There isn't time in the day.
If you ever find yourself without a phone, access to writing tools, or any kind of technology both new and old, then chances are you're in a pretty screwed up situation to begin with and even then you shouldn't be bored with that. If you are then you have serious issues. Big issues. Yes that was a homeless joke.
Stop saying you're bored. You can find something boring but don't be bored. Get bored reading this? Then tough because I just stole those minutes of your life and now I'll live slightly longer. A few minutes more of not being bored.