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Most frequently something bores us because it is rather uninteresting and doesn’t seem to have much relevance to our lives so we either ignore it or move on to something more interesting. Listening to boring talking is a common example of boredom caused by something rather uninteresting which doesn’t seem to benefit us in any tangible way.


Sometimes spending too much time with something like listening to music for too long begins to bore us and we decide to go on and do something else. We basically deplete our energy resources, feel tired, and are not that motivated to concentrate our attention on the subject matter, especially if what we are doing is not benefiting us in some major way such as making us more money or increasing our enjoyment level to new highs.


Finally we may get bored because we have repeated something too many times and it is beginning to feel like deja vue or that we have done that, seen that, and want a new kind of experience. Eating the same food day in and day out, even if it was tasty at first, will begin to bore us and the satisfaction which we get out of the experience frequently has also decreased.  Obviously if the repetitive task is greatly benefiting us with more money or increased enjoyment then the repetitive task will not bore us as much as it would if there is no noticeable benefit.


If there is great financial benefit or if something gives us rather high levels of enjoyment then we generally do not get bored with too much repetition or spending too much time doing something. In fact the thing which we might be doing can become so addictive that we never get bored doing it and we may be willing to do it to the point of exhaustion many times. We frequently get bored if what we are doing is no longer a rewarding experience.


Boredom: n. sensing decreased interest and decreased mental activity which is frequently caused by (using too much time with a subset(s) and/or doing too much repetition of a subset(s)) and/or spending too much time with a uninteresting subset(s) and/or what we are doing is no longer a rewarding experience


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You can get bored from having nothing to do, from doing something for too long, and from doing something too frequently.

Most offspring are not bored and frequently find something to do even though that something sometimes gets them into trouble.

Many young adults are stuck in boring jobs doing repetitive tasks over and over again and sometimes waiting a long time doing nothing while waiting for customers to come or call. It is one of the main reasons why so many of them don’t stay in one minimum wage job for very long but chose even the same job at a different location perhaps hoping that the next job won’t be as boring.

Those stuck in boring unsatisfying jobs frequently resort to alcohol and drugs as a form of escape from boredom or a boring life. The result is sometimes bad job performance, firing, or accidents on the job causing many to become dysfunctional members of society bringing on much depression and unhappiness in their lives.

Retirees have almost no work to do so they may become very bored but usually find something interesting to do which motivates them to live another day.

Some are hyper individuals and usually find something to do while others are lazy and prefer not to do much. Those who are hyper frequently have less of a tolerance for boredom than the lazy ones.

Finally if you are bored then start doing something different and your boredom will probably disappear for at least a little while until you get bored again.

After almost a year and a half of blogging on a daily basis I am starting to get bored because I am starting to repeat myself even though I have written about so many topics. I will try to write about something new or different but the truth about ____ as a theme is running low on ideas.

Of course one can always improve on something one has written so maybe I will just review some old topic and try to write about it in a more exciting interesting way which will be hard for me because my writing style is rather dry and logical. Maybe my next attempts will be inspirational instead of factual or informative writings only.

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