Crisis 3: boredom

War has been described as long periods of boredom punctuated by moments of extreme terror.

This is true to a lesser extent of any severe crisis. It disrupts the routines that kept us occupied and unevenly distributes the moments of maximum effort. This is compounded by feelings of helplessness among those not on the front line.

When the first rush of adrenaline wears off, the threat of boredom is surprisingly real in a crisis. This is amplified in the current Coronavirus crisis by isolation and restriction.

Watch carefully for boredom and work hard to make sure that everyone has some way to meaningfully contribute.


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