Fathers of the Church called boredom acedia, «the mother of all vices» — the most terrible sin, generating other sins. Boredom is born in the void:
Time lasts long and long and becomes a prison for us. Fear of the void makes it necessary to hunt for pleasure, to strive for an interesting, but
Interesting is what becomes boring eventually. When we feel the lack of interesting any entertainment can serve as compensation and much can be presented as a tempting alternative. The human’s self-detachment reaches such a level he experiences violence against himself as a highest pleasure.