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When We Say We're Bored, What Are We Really Saying About Ourselves?, Nathan Holic Sep 2013

When We Say We're Bored, What Are We Really Saying About Ourselves?, Nathan Holic

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In late August, three teenagers in Oklahoma targeted and murdered a random jogger for no other reason than because they were bored. The story is heartbreaking, maddening, and chilling, and it’s made even more so by their explanation: boredom.