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« on: December 02, 2009, 11:51:18 AM »

[From our on-line sage BTM:]
 
Never mind viagra; we need a chemical drug to fix boredom.
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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2009, 12:18:07 PM »

Philosophy

Boredom is a condition characterized by perception of one's environment as dull, tedious, and lacking in stimulation. This can result from leisure and a lack of aesthetic interests. Labor, however, and even art may be alienated and passive, or immersed in tedium (see Marx's theory of alienation). There is an inherent anxiety in boredom; people will expend considerable effort to prevent or remedy it, yet in many circumstances, it is accepted as suffering to be endured. Common passive ways to escape boredom are to sleep or to think creative thoughts (daydream). Typical active solutions consist in an intentional activity of some sort, often something new, as familiarity and repetition lead to the tedious.
Boredom also plays a role in existentialist thought. In contexts where one is confined, spatially or otherwise, boredom may be met with various religious activities, not because religion would want to associate itself with tedium, but rather, partly because boredom may be taken as the essential human condition, to which God, wisdom, or morality are the ultimate answers. Boredom is in fact taken in this sense by virtually all existentialist philosophers as well as by Schopenhauer. Heidegger wrote about boredom in two texts available in English, in the 1929/30 semester lecture course The Fundamental Concepts of Metaphysics, and again in the essay What is Metaphysics? published in the same year. In the lecture, Heidegger included about 100 pages on boredom, probably the most extensive philosophical treatment ever of the subject. He focused on waiting at train stations in particular as a major context of boredom.[12] In Kierkegaard's remark in Either/Or, that "patience cannot be depicted" visually, there is a sense that any immediate moment of life may be fundamentally tedious.
Without stimulus or focus, the individual is confronted with nothingness, the meaninglessness of existence, and experiences existential anxiety. Heidegger states this idea nicely: "Profound boredom, drifting here and there in the abysses of our existence like a muffling fog, removes all things and men and oneself along with it into a remarkable indifference. This boredom reveals being as a whole."[13] Arthur Schopenhauer used the existence of boredom in an attempt to prove the vanity of human existence, stating, "...for if life, in the desire for which our essence and existence consists, possessed in itself a positive value and real content, there would be no such thing as boredom: mere existence would fulfil and satisfy us."[14]
Erich Fromm and other similar thinkers of critical theory speak of bourgeois society in terms similar to boredom, and Fromm mentions sex and the automobile as fundamental outlets of postmodern boredom. Above and beyond taste and character, the universal case of boredom consists in any instance of waiting, as Heidegger noted, such as in line, for someone else to arrive or finish a task, or while one is travelling. Boredom, however, may also increase as travel becomes more convenient, as the vehicle may become more like the windowless monad in Leibniz's monadology.[citation needed] The automobile requires fast reflexes, making its operator busy and hence, perhaps for other reasons as well, making the ride more tedious despite being over sooner.


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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2009, 12:45:59 PM »

just find something interesting to focus your attention. if you've really exhausted everything you could possibly enjoy, experience and learn from life... go find something new to create.

or just be quiet and listen to your breath. who knows what adventurous idea might emerge from that. Wink

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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2009, 03:01:29 PM »

well if I wasn't bored before I came to this topic I sure was after starting (and not finishing) BTM's post :gag:
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« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2009, 04:16:25 PM »

Hahaha

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« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2009, 04:16:58 PM »

I'm going to go clean my room ... ...
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« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2009, 06:35:58 PM »

"Bored" Huh Huh That is a word I just don't understand.
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« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2009, 09:44:43 PM »

Yes you do DSV - its what you describe antique furniture after the woodworm... Roll Eyes
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« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2009, 09:52:35 PM »

I'm a bit bored today as well, and i've already posted twice in the aligned movement thread today....

There's so many people on today but hardly any posting Sad

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« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2009, 10:14:07 PM »

I'm a bit bored today as well, and i've already posted twice in the aligned movement thread today....

There's so many people on today but hardly any posting Sad

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« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2009, 01:10:02 AM »

Yes you do DSV - its what you describe antique furniture after the woodworm... Roll Eyes

Not sure what you mean. Huh I feel there is so much stuff to do and even more to learn. Cheesy Every second counts.
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« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2009, 04:27:00 AM »

Yes you do DSV - its what you describe antique furniture after the woodworm... Roll Eyes

Not sure what you mean. Huh I feel there is so much stuff to do and even more to learn. Cheesy Every second counts.

that in itself can lead to the procrastination about choosing what do and the feeling that there is never enough time so what's the point.
Rumination helps. ( to become bored)
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« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2009, 04:32:15 AM »

Yes you do DSV - its what you describe antique furniture after the woodworm... Roll Eyes

Not sure what you mean. Huh I feel there is so much stuff to do and even more to learn. Cheesy Every second counts.

[Sorry, it really was not worth the second attention, - I was just playing with words - woodworm 'bore' hundreds of holes in the furniture thats all ]
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« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2009, 04:35:06 AM »

Yes you do DSV - its what you describe antique furniture after the woodworm... Roll Eyes

Not sure what you mean. Huh I feel there is so much stuff to do and even more to learn. Cheesy Every second counts.

that in itself can lead to the procrastination about choosing what do and the feeling that there is never enough time so what's the point.
Rumination helps. ( to become bored)

I don't think 'rumination' is akin to 'boredom' its one of the most active and effective things you can do.  I think you mean "mental paralysis'...
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« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2009, 06:42:09 AM »

Yes you do DSV - its what you describe antique furniture after the woodworm... Roll Eyes

Not sure what you mean. Huh I feel there is so much stuff to do and even more to learn. Cheesy Every second counts.

that in itself can lead to the procrastination about choosing what do and the feeling that there is never enough time so what's the point.
Rumination helps. ( to become bored)

That is a easy thing to deal with. I write a list of the things that needs to get done and then cross the things out as they get done.
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