I’ve come to realize the majority of times that I am truly bored is when I am with other people.
When I am by myself I can always find a project to work on or a book to read or painting to paint or a guitar to play. When I am with other people I feel there is an obligation to do something of equal interest to all parties. I would say that the times I feel the most alone and bored is when I’m with a group of people who are all sharing an experience that I have no interest in at all.
That’s not to say that I prefer being alone but rather sometimes I can appreciate and embrace solitude and be the most happy in those moments.