Boredom

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Boredom

Postby Dan~ » Fri Jun 25, 2021 12:49 pm

I consider boredom a sign of success.
Addiction to media, pleasure, excitement and happiness.
Withdrawal from this, is a form of boredom.
Use your boredom to do boring things,
like meditation, reading, pondering, etc.

God bless boredom.
May you find a deep sense of boredom.
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Re: Boredom

Postby Ierrellus » Fri Jun 25, 2021 12:59 pm

Does boredom to some situations cause sensitivity to other situations? Or does it allow for the other?
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Re: Boredom

Postby Dan~ » Fri Jun 25, 2021 1:09 pm

Ierrellus wrote:Does boredom to some situations cause sensitivity to other situations? Or does it allow for the other?

Boredom increases sensitivity.
Stimulation decreases sensitivity.
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Re: Boredom

Postby Ierrellus » Fri Jun 25, 2021 2:09 pm

Ennui?
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Re: Boredom

Postby Dan~ » Fri Jun 25, 2021 2:50 pm

Ierrellus wrote:Ennui?

I just looked up the word.
It's the first time ive read it.
Sounds good to me.
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Re: Boredom

Postby Ecmandu » Fri Jun 25, 2021 2:53 pm

The first example of ennui when I was young was when New Zealand was christianized and the head hunter tribes just sat around depressed all the time

No purpose.
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Re: Boredom

Postby Ierrellus » Sat Jun 26, 2021 12:29 pm

I thought ennui meant complete boredom, a dark night of the soul that paralyzes, sloth of spirit that invalidates. It is an extreme condition of frustration, not a cause of anything positive. It is best gotten through so one can move on.
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Re: Boredom

Postby Meno_ » Sat Jun 26, 2021 6:16 pm

Ierrellus wrote:I thought ennui meant complete boredom, a dark night of the soul that paralyzes, sloth of spirit that invalidates. It is an extreme condition of frustration, not a cause of anything positive. It is best gotten through so one can move on.



How about Buddha's ennui, sitting under the bodhi tree for so ever a Kong time. Watching the grass grow among other things.
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