I'd have to say a stressful job. I actually sort of enjoy stressful jobs. I've had a few. It has to be the right kind of stressful though. I wouldn't want to be a day trader, but I could handle (I think) being in the ER and working.
I would have to quit a boring job.
"It is not length of life, but depth of life." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
I could take the stress if I otherwise loved the job or even if it wasn't particularly enjoyable, as long as it's more interesting than the boring job. I would not be motivated to do the job at if I were bored.
Some people work better under pressure; like good trial lawyers, politicians, and surgeons. I think I am one of them.
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If I had to face only these two options, I'd probably take the boring job. The less hassle I have to worry about, the better. I can always amuse myself with my mind, so if a boring job means that I start to move on auto-pilot and get the job done but I have the freedom to think my thoughts, I'd be ok with it for a while.
However, the thing is, this kind of work makes your mind numb in the long run. You get into this negative rut because the job doesn't excite you and this creates a whole lot of other problems and you're on repeat. Not good.
A better option would be to have these two combined. Intermittent stressful and boring periods.
The best option would be not having a job you feel you have to do at all. If you have a hobby that brings in money and keeps you feeling alive, then it's not a job, it's pure joy.
â€śThere are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year oldâ€™s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.â€ť ~ John Rogers