Boredom - the modern day illness

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CAN I mention my sorrow when reading of the “bored” 11-yearolds on the front page of the Citizen, August 29.

There are far more entertainments for young people now - when I was young there were no televisions, computers, IPads etc.

My friends and I were never bored. As we grew older, we went out to dances, (there were no discos in those days) and we always enjoyed ourselves without having to resort to alcohol or drugs.

What has happened? Is boredom the modern day illness?