One of my favorite quotes is from the author Sam Harris: “Boredom is just lack of attention.” But I prefer to turn the phrase around into a positive statement that best summarizes the lesson I learned from Bill: If you pay enough attention, everything is interesting.
In periods of scarcity, people will pay for shit. But thanks to Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, and the like, we’re no longer living in a world of scarcity. This, mixed with bigger, cheaper and better screens in the home, and it’s all very obvious what’s happening. The only shock is that anyone is surprised that theater attendance continues to fall.