Maybe life wouldn't be so "boring" if consumer society actually offered people something more meaningful than the endless rut of work-consumption, work-consumption. That's why it's called "alienation." Otherwise, people wouldn't need to rely on passive entertainments (which are just commodities), but on self-actualization of their true potentials in place of dispossession and passive consumption.
That sounds like way too much hard work.
OP made me think of this:
I passively consumed that bit of pop culture yousirname
and I'm still laughing over the tribbling line, I've just about actualized myself!