From Dave Pell's Next Draft:
"Boredom can be boring. But it can also be dangerous and "has been
implicated in drug use and alcoholism, problematic gambling and
compulsive behavior -- and has even been tied to potentially lethal
errors in job execution." A group of psychologists looked at nearly
every study on the topic and came up with what they believe is the root
cause of boredom. Now they are wondering: Could boredom be curable?"