All of us experience frustration and boredom at various intervals. Occasionally we’ll go through a season where they occur simultaneously, and other times they will take turns occupying the forefront of our attention. Often these conditions don’t rise to the level of our full attention, but perhaps they should. A proper investigation of them can deliver important insights about ourselves and how our identity is developed. Generally, we typically view our routines and standard operating procedures as less interesting because of a lack of novelty and the dullness of repetition. However, proper perspective dictates that the more time we dedicate to something the more interested we should be in it. Our habits and routines are a large part of what defines our decisions and ultimately our identities. How our worldview structures our outlook on these apparently more benign states has much more importance than meets the eye.


Steven Menking is the Senior Editor of On the Objective and the founder of The Amateur Society. He is a Christian economist, commentator, and thinker based in New York City. Prior to being born again in 2014, Steven was an investment banking analyst and an equities trader. He currently works full time as a private tutor and uses his spare time to research, write, podcast, and advance the Kingdom of God. All glory to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!