"When people are bored, it is primarily with their own selves that they are bored."
Boredom is one of those things that happens a lot to my children. I'm not really sure why. I seem to have too much to do most of the time and very few opportunities to be bored. Perhaps it is that children haven't yet discovered their true potential and therefore find themselves less interesting than the world around them.
And who is Eric Hoffer anyway? Apparently he was an author, a rather famous one in his time though frankl I don't recall learning about him anywhere. But he got this quote right, and for that he is going to live long in internet history.