Arthur C. Brooks in The Atlantic writes that absolute idleness is both harder and more rewarding than it seems. In his article “How to Embrace Doing Nothing“, Brooks says “it is awfully hard work doing nothing” (Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest). Our brain chemistry is tuned for constant entertainment, and as a result, idleness is extremely uncomfortable, he adds. In a 2014 study, researchers left people in a room alone for six to 15 minutes with nothing to do and found that the participants turned to almost any available activity, including administering painful electric shocks to themselves. Even pain—even, gasp.

Exception is this meme below. G R Baloch sahib of Back2School Forum, ISB, dubbed it “Universal law of (Marital) Gravity!”: