Hey mom there’s nothing to do!

It was mid-summer and a beautiful sunny day in Sioux City, Iowa. The year was 1949; I was eight years old. I said in a very loud voice: “hey mom there’s nothing to do!” My mother very quickly replied: “son your bed needs making, the lawn needs mowing, and the trash needs carrying out. From that moment on I never asked another person to come up with something for me to do. I have been quite creative in designing a multitude of fun things for me to do. Life is boring to boring people. I do not spend time being bored. This early experience has contributed to quite a magnificent life.

Life is boring to boring people

It was a beautiful summer day in Sioux City. I was 8 years old. I said In a loud almost yelling voice: “hey mom there’s nothing to do” my mother responded: “son your bed needs making, the lawn needs mowing, and the trash needs carrying out.” From that moment on I have never looked to another for something to do. I am the one who has come up with things for me to do. And I have not been bored since that day. I have myriad things to entertain myself. It is a skill and anyone can learn it; anyone can get better at it.