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Reply Mon 6 Jul, 2009 12:01 pm
Is being bored an act of desire or longing for an activity or moment that cannot be obtained at the present or near future moments? Hence why people often ask, what do you want to do, when board? Or is it something else?

Yet if it is such, dose a person only become board when it is realized that a desired or longed for a liked activity is absent at the present moment?

But what truly creates the act of being bored? Prolonged repetitive actions? Hence why some to most all games become boring due to lack of change?

Well I look forward to your all thoughts on what is boredom, why people become bored, and how people become bored.

(*Note Personally, it seems boredom is first created without conscious thought, then consciously realized, mostly likely due to the brain realizing the lack of such moments or activities from the information obtained from all senses at a present moment. Hence the brain gets the information first, and therefore realizes it first, yet that's just my personal thoughts of a how.)
(*Note hmmm anyone know any effective methods of preventing boredom from ever starting other than always doing what you want to do? It would be nice to know how to alter a boring job or activity into its opposite, hence no endorphins to endorphins:D, wonder if there is any other ways:rolleyes:)
Reply Mon 6 Jul, 2009 12:47 pm

I believe boredom is one mechanism that the individual consciousness uses to motivate change and creativity - evolution. One shouldn't get to lazy about evolving. Smile

Reply Mon 6 Jul, 2009 02:06 pm
Good thread NoOne. Who likes being bored? Me, personally, I like doing crossword puzzles. There is not a second of my life I am not involved in something whether it be menial, creative or familiar. It is a balance of all three I think. It can be compared to the experience from taking a trip to a new destination vs the lack luster ho hum of the return trip home unless of course you take a different route home, which is "less boring". I also think it has something to do with the knowledge one has and the "speed" in which they travel mentally through life. Such as being adept at many things yet not having the patience to settle on one thing in particular. Zig Ziglar called it being "cooked in the squat of complacency". In it's more serious stages, I think, is what "depression" is all about. I also think it has a lot to do with gifted young people who go over the wall in attacking boredom with hyperactivity such as can be defined in ADHD disorders. I think I am one of the lucky ones. I have always found ways to occupy my time both mentally and physically (I wish more physically, Ha), but I think it has something to do with staying "busy" but not overdoing it such as what might happen when one takes a stimulus and the "downs" that can follow those "highs".

These are my thoughts from my personal perspective. I hope others will help in addressing what they do to ward off boredom. I think it's a bigger problem than we think it is.


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