When I was little and complained of being bored, I was told that "if you're bored, it just means that you're boring!"

On a similar note, the most intelligent person I believe I have ever met said, "...only dumb people get bored. Intelligent people have far too much to think about."

On the other hand, there is substantial evidence that highly intelligent children underperform or even begin to misbehave precisely because they are bored.

Thoughts on what is going on here....?