Boredom is one of the mental states most difficult to understand yet a familiar companion in our lives. Boredom has much o teach us about the sources of wakefulness and is a doorway to understanding calm and equanimity.
Having entered the stream of the eightfold path, one becomes 'independent of the views of others'. This autonomy is the ground for a new way of being with oneself and the world. It deepens insight and expands empathy, leading to compassion and social engagement.