Gee wrote: ↑September 3rd, 2022, 12:24 pm
Sushan wrote: ↑September 3rd, 2022, 3:11 am
All of us have felt bored even once in our lifetime. But this author gives a different definition for being bored. According to him the problem lies within. Whenever we felt bored we are the ones who have been boring rather than the outside world making us bored. What do you say?
Having raised teenagers, who are always bored, I have discovered the following:
In order to be bored, one must;
want to go somewhere that they can not go;
want to have something that they can not have;
want to do something that they can not do;
want to be something, somewhere, that they can not;
etc., etc., etc.
The cure for boredom is easy and attainable -- just think about someone besides yourself and/or do something for someone else. Works every time. I suspect this is why some people are never bored.
Teenagers are not bored these days (from our modern perspective). They are the least bored generation the world has ever seen, ever (so far). They have instant, immediate, and (especially) unlimited access to media 25/8/366. Their senses are never dimmed to the point where they are now overstimulated. A child/teen nowadays does not "know" what real boredom objectively is. Just look at them in public (or anyone for that matter really) while waiting in a line. The inability to simply, wait, is too much to bare. Phones, txts, whatever to avoid the "boredom" that we encounter for an OMG amount of, 3 minutes.
I often think about the following: Suppressing and denying human emotions I feel is bad on any level as they are natural emotions and must be "released." So, if boredom is a natural emotion, and it is chronically suppressed/denied at a nanosecond's notice, this too is detrimental. Being bored would take us back to neutral in our overstimulated world.
Over stimulation can be video games visually and audibly, dopamine levels sexually speaking with various forms of porn, and the one that personally frightens me is the upcoming Metaverse.... We have now entered a time where we are "SOOOO BORED" with REAL life, that we need to enter a fake, overstimulated sensory world to do our "normal tasks" because of our over stimulation to the point where it is unsupportable/unlivable.
We no longer can distinguish what is real life vs. what we have on a screen in front of us.
"Our disturbances come only from our own opinions … everything that we see will change and no longer exist … the universe is change and life is opinion."
― Marcus Aurelius