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    Quote Originally Posted by bluemonday View Post
    I recently read an interesting essay by Adam Phillips, "On Being Bored".
    It made me wonder how boredom might relate to type. Do you think boredom is a symptom of poverty of imagination? Of inactivity? Or frustration with reality?
    Are you bored often? Are you more bored by having a lot of (boring) stuff to do, or not enough? How does it manifest itself? And how do you overcome it - do you use distraction techniques? Or do you focus on deeper issues?

    Does boredom serve a purpose, like depression - can it make us question the pattern and progress of our lives to-date?
    Does it make us shake ourselves out of a rut? What other purpose might it serve?
    Looking at it from a task orientated viewpoint, boredom would be the result of having achieved all that you could (or perceive that you could) on a particular function or procedure. A lack of challenge or a lack of new experiences would most likely qualify as "boredom". So for the three choices you presented in your OP, I would say inactivity inasmuch as a lack of "new" activity.

    As for myself, I can't remember the last time (although I'm sure it's happened) I was bored. As a teacher, I have mastered the techniques I teach, but the chance of working with new students every new term keeps the boredom away, so to speak. Probably why people eventually get into research - to seek out the newness of a concept or thing. And that leads to your third thought I saw...

    I think boredom (or the threat of it) serves to drive people to answer the question "now what?" or "is this it?" as they seek out new challenges, etc. as I described above.

    Anyway, that's what I think, for what it's worth.
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    ^^^ well...balance is key....inward and outward life should feel whole
    if i had never moved and became so dreadfully bored i'm not sure i would've figured out as much as i have...and seen reality as it is...
    many...many questions still in rotation...but w/o the boredom i wouldn't have noticed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erinavery View Post
    ^^^ well...balance is key....inward and outward life should feel whole
    if i had never moved and became so dreadfully bored i'm not sure i would've figured out as much as i have...and seen reality as it is...
    many...many questions still in rotation...but w/o the boredom i wouldn't have noticed.
    You need people, e.a. Get some people! Good people!

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    ^ Hey, no flirting in my thread, answer the damned question!
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    Gosh, the world looks so small from up here on my high horse of menstruation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluemonday View Post
    ^ Hey, no flirting in my thread, answer the damned question!
    I get bored a couple times a week. So, not that much, rly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flak View Post
    I get bored a couple times a week. So, not that much, rly.
    God, I tell you what is boring: Stone-bleeding.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ivy View Post
    Gosh, the world looks so small from up here on my high horse of menstruation.

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    I'm bored no matter what I'm doing, which in turn leads to frustration and paranoia (because I end up focusing on things that don't really exist until I'm convinced that they do). After awhile I can't contain it anymore and start dragging other people into my delusions which pisses them off and all sorts of conflicts arise.

    I guess it started a few years ago when, out of the blue, my life was no longer fun and exciting and random. I had to get into a responsible routine so I wouldn't starve to death and sometimes I think starving would have been better.
    I know a girl, she's one of a kind
    But the poor little thing, she's going out of her mind
    There's something you forgot - there's a reason why she's lost
    Cos baby she don't want to be found

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    ^^^ well hell wade...stop that shit

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluemonday View Post
    I am least bored when I have nothing to do, because I can do what I like. Boring things bore me.
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    I get easily bored when I have to do things Im not interested in, when I have nothing to do I can always find some way of entertaining myself even if its just in my head.

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    and to add to my other post^^^

    i've decided that my other post just wasn't true at all...this boredom isn't serving any purpose...i've always self analyzed...i don't need distraction...i need inspiration and fun..

    i don't normally get bored easily...i have so many interests...and i never get bored when i have something to do...so...yeah...scratch what i said...haha...

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