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25 Jan 2009, 7:11 pm

I sometimes feel that boredom is a good cure for being too busy.


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25 Jan 2009, 10:22 pm

Maybe your boredom is caused by too much leisure time.

Either studying a degree or getting a job will resolve it quick time, and you'll find you get far more enjoyment out of simple leisure activities also.


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25 Jan 2009, 10:28 pm

When I'm bored I look up stuff on the net or I open my book of knowledge, which has random facts in it.



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25 Jan 2009, 10:33 pm

I always try to have some sort of project going, but lately, I have been running low on ideas.



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26 Jan 2009, 10:24 am

Sora wrote:
Seriously, I think I must be the most bored on this planet.

I am bored most of the time and in such an intensity that hardly anything manages to breaks through my boredom. I'm a person that needs to be occupied with something, but alas, such is hard to find.

Most thrill and mysteries are a matter of moments until they're solved. I remember boredom to be my most present state of mind since I'm a toddler. Horrible, torturing boredom. All day long.

I live for the new, for riddles, risks, challenges and for plain stupid danger, but it's hard to come by.

Sure, there are a lot of things to try, but most of it will either have you end up in mortal peril or in prison. I'm not mad, I have my priorities and I do not plan to rise my crime rate above 0%. Zero is good, makes me feel special because most normal people have already committed minor crimes.

So what to do?

Go out? I do. It's a momentary release of boredom and often not even that. Find a hobby? I tried hundreds of things in the last 15 years. Go to clubs? Within my limitations of autism, I do that too. They become boring quickly. Find an extreme dangerous, thrilling activity? Like what? Maybe if I were rich.

And then there's the whole matter about finding a job soon... gosh, a job! You got to be kidding me to force me into 1 job for more than 40 years! Or more than a few months for that matter. I see myself going to pieces already.

Am I the only one like this? I'm most curious how other people manage in similar positions as myself. But I have never before met anyone with such an intense, life-long boredom of the world as me.


Whenever one my my kids told me he/she was bored I told him/her to count the hairs on their forearms. Doing so would arouse their interest in numbers.

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26 Jan 2009, 10:49 am

anna-banana wrote:
nah, I'm hardly ever bored. my attention shifts from one thing to another at the speed of light, with no space for boredom.


I'm like this too. :D

Hmm... Hope you will find something solid (and not dangerous) to keep you from boredom, Sora.


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26 Jan 2009, 12:37 pm

I don't get bored too often, when I am by myself I will either engage in hobbies or watch some DVDs.


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26 Jan 2009, 12:52 pm

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Whenever one my my kids told me he/she was bored I told him/her to count the hairs on their forearms. Doing so would arouse their interest in numbers.

:lol:
Seriously though. Boredom is less about not having anything to do and more about not having anything you really want to do. As a kid I always hated those kinds of comments from adults. Tedious chores don't exactly alleviate real boredom. :roll:



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15 Jul 2011, 11:31 pm

marshall wrote:
ruveyn wrote:
Whenever one my my kids told me he/she was bored I told him/her to count the hairs on their forearms. Doing so would arouse their interest in numbers.

:lol:
Seriously though. Boredom is less about not having anything to do and more about not having anything you really want to do. As a kid I always hated those kinds of comments from adults. Tedious chores don't exactly alleviate real boredom. :roll:


I totally sympathize. I have a grandmother, and whenever I say I'm bored, she gives me a chore. I think she thinks this will help me repress the feeling of boredom, but it really only makes me avoid asking for help with my boredom.


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15 Jul 2011, 11:43 pm

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marshall wrote:
ruveyn wrote:
Whenever one my my kids told me he/she was bored I told him/her to count the hairs on their forearms. Doing so would arouse their interest in numbers.

:lol:
Seriously though. Boredom is less about not having anything to do and more about not having anything you really want to do. As a kid I always hated those kinds of comments from adults. Tedious chores don't exactly alleviate real boredom. :roll:


I totally sympathize. I have a grandmother, and whenever I say I'm bored, she gives me a chore. I think she thinks this will help me repress the feeling of boredom, but it really only makes me avoid asking for help with my boredom.


Yup. I absolutely hate that.


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16 Jul 2011, 12:37 am

Wow. It's a rare treat to see a topic I killed over two years ago revived to life. :D

I sometimes wondered if I can help myself enjoy leisure time more when I'm able to look forward to it after an obligatory period of obnoxious drudgery that is normal life. But I don't know how to not procrastinate and put off said drudgery when I'm already in a state of insatiable dissatisfaction even in my leisure time. That and even leisure activities are immediately a drag if I'm in the worst possible slump and there's absolutely nothing to motivate me as there's nothing to look forward to period.



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16 Jul 2011, 1:11 am

My mind is always racing, thinking up new thoughts and imagining impossible things.

I feel like a optimist... :?


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16 Jul 2011, 8:08 pm

Sora wrote:
Seriously, I think I must be the most bored on this planet.

I am bored most of the time and in such an intensity that hardly anything manages to breaks through my boredom. I'm a person that needs to be occupied with something, but alas, such is hard to find.

Most thrill and mysteries are a matter of moments until they're solved. I remember boredom to be my most present state of mind since I'm a toddler. Horrible, torturing boredom. All day long.

I live for the new, for riddles, risks, challenges and for plain stupid danger, but it's hard to come by.

Sure, there are a lot of things to try, but most of it will either have you end up in mortal peril or in prison. I'm not mad, I have my priorities and I do not plan to rise my crime rate above 0%. Zero is good, makes me feel special because most normal people have already committed minor crimes.

So what to do?

Go out? I do. It's a momentary release of boredom and often not even that. Find a hobby? I tried hundreds of things in the last 15 years. Go to clubs? Within my limitations of autism, I do that too. They become boring quickly. Find an extreme dangerous, thrilling activity? Like what? Maybe if I were rich.

And then there's the whole matter about finding a job soon... gosh, a job! You got to be kidding me to force me into 1 job for more than 40 years! Or more than a few months for that matter. I see myself going to pieces already.

Am I the only one like this? I'm most curious how other people manage in similar positions as myself. But I have never before met anyone with such an intense, life-long boredom of the world as me.


Nope. I can beat out your boredness.

YES! That is why I am on the internet all the time.

Try just go out adventuring, and bring 5 dollars, it is fun.

I know the feeling. I even want to just get a job because my parents are constantly bugging me to do something with my life this summer.

I remember, at one point in my life, being busy and content.
I had track, church, school, clubs....I think if you have a combination of things to do, then you'll feel busy.

That's why I am excited to go back to school.