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Studies on human behaviour showed that some people would prefer to give themselves electric shocks than to sit quietly in a room alone.
If people are placed in environments that lack meaning or are having less of a social-ecological diversity, they are more likely to be bored and take that boredom as a call to action towards harmful activities like drugs, violence and alcohol abuse.
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In the end, it is how society provides basic upbringing to an individual. In most cases, it focuses on maximum productivity, utility and time management, converting time into money-making or pleasure-seeking, rather than just living through time, not doing anything.
People have a lot of ti...
In most of the ancient literature and philosophy, boredom is considered a personal, social and moral weakness.
Philosophers talk about boredom as proof that life is essentially meaningless, and that boredom hovers around any secure life like a shadow.
Boredom is a signal to your body that the current activity is not meaningful and we should be doing something else, or be somewhere else. Many recent studies have associated boredom with the urge to flaunt social distancing rules and quarantine regulations.
Boredom by itself is a neutral s...
Boredom isn’t about not having something fun to do, but about not wanting to do the activities which are at one’s disposal.
Boredom by itself isn’t a desire, but a desire for a desire to arise. Man cannot sit quietly in a room and do nothing, and that inab...
Boredom was called acedia in the Middle Ages and was considered a vice, something that happens to those who neglect their religious duties.
In the last two centuries, boredom has been tagged as an ailment, something which happened due to industrialization or capitalism.
Boredom by itself does not feel great, but just like pain, it is a body’s emotional call to action. It nudges us to look for an alternate set of behaviours and try to add more significance to our activities.
We normally try to balance paying attention and finding meaning, wanting to do som...
Many people have been successfully able to optimize and cultivate their boredom into something productive, even leading to self-improvement and growth.
Boredom by itself is not bad, but the negative reactions that follow are the real culprit. Writing, playing an instrument, listening to mu...
"The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time." - Lincoln
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We worry because our pre-conditioned mind cannot be left alone. Like a motor that cannot be switched off, the mind keeps running, performing background thinking at all times.
Studies show people would rather prefer to be electrocuted with mild electric shocks than to just si...
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