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Avoiding Boreout Syndrome

In order to combat the boreout syndorme, both the employer and the employee must put in effort in order to adress the issue.

Respectively, the employer could ensure that their employees cna talk to them about needing a new task or role without the fear of getting laid off, and they could also distribute challenging, non-repetitive tasks; 

While the employee must also try to find a way to make their work meaningful and if that fails, find a new job that has a better chance of making them satisfied.

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Effort is the experience that what you're currently doing is not worth it.

It's like computer time-sharing. The computer resources don't get used up, but they are limited. If you want to do something like running a major background process, like a backup or rendering operation, and want to play a game, you have to decide to shut it off or wait until it is finished.

The opportunity cost model is similar, except that opportunity costs are experienced as effort.

A New Understanding of Effort | Scott H Young

scotthyoung.com

Studies reveal that we are happier when we have fewer daily frustrations. What we consider frustrations can be tied to how we interpret what's happening to us.

Pyt can help people avoid the tendency to blame others. By saying "pyt," you're deciding not to let the actions of others bother you. But, you wouldn't say "pyt" in response to a problem that you ought to take responsibility for.

A Danish word the world needs to combat stress: Pyt

theconversation.com

Our job and identity

When we meet new people, we may be tempted to ask what they do. We use the idea that our identity is linked to what we do.

What's more revealing are the psychological requirements and consequences of jobs - the mindset the job creates and how it limits us.

How Your Job Shapes Your Identity

theschooloflife.com

What makes fireworks so appealing

The reason we like fireworks so much: they scare us.

  • Like lightning, the bright flashes warn us something is about to happen. This activates the amygdala, a little ball of nerves in the brain that detects fear.
  • After the lights have stimulated the anticipation of a threat, the resounding crack of the firework confirms this perception in our brains. In response, our reward centers release a surge of dopamine (the feel-good neurotransmitter).

Fireworks scare us—that’s why we love them

popsci.com

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