C onfessing to boredom is confessing to a character-flaw. Popular culture tonighf littered with advice on how to shake it off: Or that your cellphone has died. But boredom is not tragic.
Properly understood, boredom helps us understand time, and ourselves. Unlike fun or work, boredom is not about anything; it is our encounter with pure time as form and content.
We should teach the young people to feel comfortable with time. I live and teach in small-town Pennsylvania, and some of my students from bigger cities tell me that they always go home on Fridays because they are bored here.Woman Looking Real Sex Belva
You know the best antidote to boredom, I asked them? They looked at me expectantly, smartphones dangling from their hands. Think, I told them. Thinking is the best antidote to boredom.
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I am not kidding, kids. Tell yourself, I am bored. Think about that. They looked at me incredulously.Beautiful Couple Looking Horny Sex Baltimore
Thinking is not how they were brought up to handle boredom. Learning to do so is why learning to be bored is so crucial. It is a great privilege if you can do this without going to the psychiatrist. So lean in to boredom, into that intense experience of time untouched by beauty, pleasure, comfort and all other temporal salubrious sensations. Observe it, how your mind responds to boredom, what you feel and think when you get bored.
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This form of metathinking can help you overcome your boredom, and learn about yourself and the world in the process. If meditating on nothing is too hard at the outset, at the very least you can imitate William Wordsworth and let that host of golden daffodils flash upon your Woman seeking fwb 59101 eye: Boredom is the last privilege of a free mind.
In other words, always trust when boredom speaks to you. It might be beneficial to think through why something bores you.
You will get a whole new angle on things. Topics Mindfulness Opinion.
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