Happiness & Boredom

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I want to talk about Happiness & Boredom. Why both of them? Because I think sometimes they can be linked.

Boredom can a dangerous thing. I personally don’t ever get bored. Not because I am always busy, just that I don’t get bored. When I get the chance to do ‘nothing’ I am happy to do nothing. Whether that be reading, sitting on the computer, sitting in front of the TV or anything else or just nothing. I don’t remember ever being bored.  However if you just look at your FB feed you will constantly see people talking about how bored they are.

I have known many people that say they get bored and get restless. Sometimes this leads to allowing crap in your head, whether that be talking to randoms on chat or having to always be occupied which can lead to meltdowns. I’m not saying being busy is a result of boredom, but boredom can lead to being busy doing things that are really not that enjoyable and are simply activities for the sake of a need to be busy. The number of times I have heard people say they are friends with someone because “it’s someone to go out with” is ridiculous. I mean, don’t allow people into your life if you actually don’t like them. I think this also shows in this need some have to have many “friends” of whom very few are true friends and just take up valuable emotional space in our lives.

I also often see that if you are someone who gets bored easily it is possible and more likely that you will suffer general dissatisfaction in life. This is where it can have a negative impact on you and those around you.

My point here is that I do believe that you can train yourself to be content and happy. There is no doubt that happiness is a choice and you can’t rely on others to make you happy. Maybe it’s time to start learning or training yourself to be happy in your own company. I think boredom can be one of the most destructive forces in the world and in many ways it’s avoidable. I don’t profess to understand this topic but I see the damage it can create every day, just look on FB.

I know there are a lot of psychological issues associated with this and maybe at some point I will do the research and see what I can learn. For now I just hope that I have given you something to think about.

Stevie

brisbane