I think people hate being bored or idle because they don’t know what to do. What if you were given an obligation-free 30 seconds? 5 minutes? 1 hour? How would you spend that time to serve your short-term and long-term goals? Most people would probably just check their smartphones, idly scroll through social media, and complain about being bored. I used to do that, too. Then I realized, “hey, wait, if I don’t act now, I’ll never succeed.”
Some years ago, I wrote about what a “well-stocked cube” should look like, in a cube I no longer occupy, based on an idealized perception of Corporate America. Today, I occupy my most-recent cube, writing an addendum on that initial essay. My older writing style is different – wordier, and less substantial – but I’ve held onto the thought long enough that I should at least get it published so it’s no longer in my drafts folder.