I was bored last week so I snooped in the what we look like thread (pt.1) and read that you flew from the UK to Alabama to visit another member. How was your visit and what were your thoughts on the US?
Your conclusion doesn't follow from your premise. Many people do things other than solicit random questions to alleviate their boredom. You have countless options available to you, ranging from base jumping to streaking to self-wounding to performance art to masturbating to really learning an instrument or a language or a woman...and you choose to request questions on a message board.
I say again: Why?
To which I respond, why not?
What one does to cure boredom may in fact compel it in others. Patterned disinterest does not need to confine itself with formulae.
“Pleasure to me is wonder—the unexplored, the unexpected, the thing that is hidden and the changeless thing that lurks behind superficial mutability. To trace the remote in the immediate; the eternal in the ephemeral; the past in the present; the infinite in the finite; these are to me the springs of delight and beauty.” ~ H.P. Lovecraft
In the course of ordinary conversation it is unecessary to explain our decision-making procedure, and others will correctly assume that a decision is made by comparing the available alternatives (often limited by our lack of imagination), and deciding which would be the best trade-off given expected costs and benefits. I decided that the best solution to my boredom, given the available alternatives and expected costs and benefits, was to begin this thread. In other words, because I was bored, that's why!
If we had to state every one of our assumptions, then we should never finish any sentence at all, so these things go unstated.
A criticism that can be brought against everything ought not to be brought against anything.