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    I ice skate to fill the days.

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    I'd just like to say that I relate very much to the title of this thread. I was born bored, I think. I too know how it feels to suffer from chronic boredom, when even the things you usually enjoy, seem lame and unentertaining. Shifting restlessness... nothing satisfies... done, done, and onto the next one, done, done, and onto the next one... for the love all that's holy and good would something please go wrong so I'll have something to do??!!

    edit - I'll also add that few things are as dangerous for the world as a bored ENTP...
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    And the worst part for me about being bored is that I feel guilty about it...my dad used to say that a smart person should never feel bored...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasa View Post
    And the worst part for me about being bored is that I feel guilty about it...my dad used to say that a smart person should never feel bored...
    I think feeling bored is enough but feeling guilty about being bored is too much to take for anybody.
    So, don't feel guilty about being bored.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasa View Post
    And the worst part for me about being bored is that I feel guilty about it...my dad used to say that a smart person should never feel bored...
    That's absurd. I'd say the smarter you are, the more likely you are to be bored, and vice versa. The easier entertained you are, y'know...? If you're smart then much more stuff is easy for you and therefore unchallenging, unrewarding, unsurprising and unsafisfying. Of course this is a nice theory cos it means I'm unbelievably smart, since I'm unbelievably bored 90% of the time

    It's a simple fact that intelligent babies are harder to keep occupied than less bright ones.
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    The fact about babies is that they have little control over their lives or the kind of input and activities available to them. All they can do is stay alert, refuse to sleep and fuss if things are too uninteresting.

    However, adults have plenty of control over how much novelty to which we expose ourselves. Some are satisfied going deeply into one subject, others like to learn lots of new things - languages, dance, art techniques, computer programs, etc. Travel, live music or theater, disaster relief sites - any number of places and situations exist which can be highly stimulating.

    I can also recommend an amazingly fascinating and refreshing book, The Black Swan, which is about unexpected events that have great ramifications. It's a mix of philosophy, psychology, logic and math. The author is a trader/analyst with interesting things to say about predicting future events. How do we know what we know, and why are some things unknowable? Why do we believe what we do in the face of contrary evidence? Why are experts often less able to predict the future well than a lay person?

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    Aaack. Bored again. Have considered/rejected the following as ways to pass the time:

    pay bills
    put laundry in the dryer
    practice standing on my head (am totally serious about that)
    go for a walk
    check for work email
    watch swallows
    take up calligraphy
    learn how to draw Japanese characters, or maybe Egyptian heiroglyphics (sp?)
    take recycling out
    find the chapstick
    flip through the May edition of Utne Reader
    take garbage to curb

    what an incredibly dull life i lead. no wonder i'm bored. any sane person would be.

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