"I’m a big believer in boredom. Boredom allows one to indulge in curiosity. Out of curiosity comes everything.”
We can take this all at heart. Especially in Asia there are lessons to be learned, where the main culture is focused on using up every moment in a "useful" way. Most youth study at home or at cram school until bedtime. Basically there is no free time. Doing nothing and playing are essential ingredients to get the creative process going.