With the introduction of the medium of television into the lives of people, a certain passivity of thought began because the activity on the TV screen calls for no interaction on the part of the viewer. In fact. studies have been conducted in which brain waves of a person watching TV and a person reading have been compared: There is a marked difference, indeed.
So, since some children are virtually raised before the television set, or they sit before the computer for hours, they have become habituated to passive activity and thought. When they are no longer entertained, when education is not "fun" or "interesting," they are "bored." Boredom, then, comes from the distance between the left and right lobes of the brain. No imaginative or creative person is ever "bored."