Do you guys get really bored with everything?

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07 Dec 2007, 11:23 pm

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I thought Aspies never got bored


I wish. My boredom is more like anhedonia. Without enough mental stimulation I feel like my soul is dying. I feel like I need to have an intense focus / obsession or I feel so empty inside. I can't imagine being a shallow person who just goes through there daily routine without ever thinking about much of anything. I think about everything and then when I become bored of thinking I get depressed.


Me too.


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07 Dec 2007, 11:29 pm

I'm bored with everything but my narrow/focused interest.



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08 Dec 2007, 12:14 am

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I can't imagine being a shallow person who just goes through there daily routine without ever thinking about much of anything. I think about everything and then when I become bored of thinking I get depressed.


A lot of people on this board don't understand that NTs are happy without thinking about much of anything. Their brains are wired completely differently. They don't need that mental stimulation we do.


I get bored of everything easily. I have no hobbies. My days are basically, eat, sleep, and surf the internet. No friends either. I am on federal disability due to AS, OCD, depression.


I think the reward system in my brain gets off kilter. It’s funny how my feeling of fulfillment is so relative. After going to class, running errands, etc. coming home to sit on my butt surfing the internet sounds really fun. But then after I’ve been sitting for an hour or two and I’ve checked all my common sites the internet becomes dull and unfulfilling once more. While I get bored and depressed with the mundane chores of life, I also become bored and depressed if I do nothing but sit on the internet for several days. I can’t seem to win.

Sometimes it scares me to think about how frail my happiness is. My brain goes into this nihilistic mode where I question the happiness I get from doing things. It often feels like there isn't any substance behind my emotions, like my feelings are due to my brain playing chemical tricks on me. Maybe this is just what depression does to me. I don’t know. I’m rambling now.



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08 Dec 2007, 1:48 am

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Its like my brain works faster than my hands or my legs, so I'm already finished a thought or activity in my mind but still have to finish it with my limbs.


Wow, that's me.


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08 Dec 2007, 12:15 pm

computerlove wrote:
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I thought Aspies never got bored


I wish. My boredom is more like anhedonia. Without enough mental stimulation I feel like my soul is dying. I feel like I need to have an intense focus / obsession or I feel so empty inside. I can't imagine being a shallow person who just goes through there daily routine without ever thinking about much of anything. I think about everything and then when I become bored of thinking I get depressed.



Ah, me too. I NEED to be focused on something or I'll start to feel down/blues.

I think I don't need to explain that I don't like vacations :S


I love vacations. It's the best opportunity for getting really concentrated, without having to worry about getting through the day. I rarely have time to just do what I want if it's not vacation-time.


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08 Dec 2007, 12:25 pm

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I'm rarely out of boredom. When I find new interests, I become interested in them for a while, but quickly get bored of them, and have no motivation to pursue these interests any further. Sometimes I feel so empty when I'm bored.


Hell this is my biggest problem, i hate it when NT's say "Everyone gets bored like you" i respond "Obviously not! else how have you got a job house and family and are content ?"

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A lot of people on this board don't understand that NTs are happy without thinking about much of anything. Their brains are wired completely differently. They don't need that mental stimulation we do.


I get bored of everything easily. I have no hobbies. My days are basically, eat, sleep, and surf the internet. No friends either. I am on federal disability due to AS, OCD, depression.


Same again :( how am i going to get out of this :?



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08 Dec 2007, 4:37 pm

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NTs are happy without thinking about much of anything. Their brains are wired completely differently. They don't need that mental stimulation we do.


I agree.



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08 Dec 2007, 7:06 pm

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A lot of people on this board don't understand that NTs are happy without thinking about much of anything. Their brains are wired completely differently. They don't need that mental stimulation we do.


That sounds strangely familiar. Odd.


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14 Dec 2007, 12:17 am

computerlove wrote:
marshall wrote:
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I thought Aspies never got bored


I wish. My boredom is more like anhedonia. Without enough mental stimulation I feel like my soul is dying. I feel like I need to have an intense focus / obsession or I feel so empty inside. I can't imagine being a shallow person who just goes through there daily routine without ever thinking about much of anything. I think about everything and then when I become bored of thinking I get depressed.



Ah, me too. I NEED to be focused on something or I'll start to feel down/blues.

I think I don't need to explain that I don't like vacations :S


Vacations are the best. The chance to explore and discover what you have not yet explored or discovered.

Just pick a spot rich in resources for whatever obsession you currently have.

Like the time I went to New York and spent two weeks visiting art galleries, and the opera and symphony and ballet performances. While there were millions of people around me my focus managed to make it feel like I was the only one there. It was awesome. I even managed to catch the display of "Bodies" (as seen in Casino Royale) (Evolutionary Biology and Human Physiology is a bit of a preseveration of mine) which I spent two full days in.

Vacations don't have to be mindless hours of boredom swimming in over-chlorinated pools.



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15 Dec 2007, 7:05 am

Exactly.
I don't even like pools. When my parents drag me to Spain, I only come to meet relatives. I bring my books, last time a whole suitcase of them.


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15 Jul 2011, 10:54 pm

I've been perpetually bored for at least a year. The only things that interest me are videogames, and my interest for those only last for a few hours at best. Even when I do find interest in something, it's still a dull interest, nothing truly interesting. It's as though a film of boredom coats all my experiences, and there's no way to remove it. If ANYBODY has ANY advice for me, I would appreciate it forever.


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15 Jul 2011, 11:01 pm

I've been really bored this summer despite the fact that this is the only time of the year when I will get to see my only friend the most since he does grad school up north. It could be the economy but I think it's more like having already experiencing in life that is left to experience since I have no plans on marriage or children. I can watch movies and TV to give me a glimpse of how that kind of life would go and I do not want.

I wish I had more money though so I could just wander off and travel wherever at my leisure. It's the only I got left to do until I run out the clock...that and seeing a few TV shows and film franchises I'm hooked on to their completion. But I'm done with work and school. I've been at it long enough to know it's a stressful cycle in my life that will not break regardless of where I'm at.

Also if I didn't have the Internet I would not be sane right now.



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15 Jul 2011, 11:12 pm

Everything bores me. Life is a constant search for an escape from boredom. That's why I had a drinking problem for five years – booze was my desperate escape.



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15 Jul 2011, 11:19 pm

marshall wrote:
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I can't imagine being a shallow person who just goes through there daily routine without ever thinking about much of anything. I think about everything and then when I become bored of thinking I get depressed.


A lot of people on this board don't understand that NTs are happy without thinking about much of anything. Their brains are wired completely differently. They don't need that mental stimulation we do.


I get bored of everything easily. I have no hobbies. My days are basically, eat, sleep, and surf the internet. No friends either. I am on federal disability due to AS, OCD, depression.


I think the reward system in my brain gets off kilter. It’s funny how my feeling of fulfillment is so relative. After going to class, running errands, etc. coming home to sit on my butt surfing the internet sounds really fun. But then after I’ve been sitting for an hour or two and I’ve checked all my common sites the internet becomes dull and unfulfilling once more. While I get bored and depressed with the mundane chores of life, I also become bored and depressed if I do nothing but sit on the internet for several days. I can’t seem to win.

Sometimes it scares me to think about how frail my happiness is. My brain goes into this nihilistic mode where I question the happiness I get from doing things. It often feels like there isn't any substance behind my emotions, like my feelings are due to my brain playing chemical tricks on me. Maybe this is just what depression does to me. I don’t know. I’m rambling now.


It scares me just how well I can relate to what's been posted here sometimes. I could have written everything that I put in bold word for word.


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16 Jul 2011, 12:28 am

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Do you guys get really bored with everything?

No, I don't.
I'm never bored, and I frankly do not understand what boredom feels like. There is always something to catch my attention.
Small, mundane things seem to interest me more than other people. I don't think it's possible for me to be bored.


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16 Jul 2011, 1:07 am

Acacia wrote:
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Do you guys get really bored with everything?

No, I don't.
I'm never bored, and I frankly do not understand what boredom feels like. There is always something to catch my attention.
Small, mundane things seem to interest me more than other people. I don't think it's possible for me to be bored.

Lucky you.