I Am so Bored
Is Boredom Real?
What is boredom?
Boredom is the state of being weary and restless through lack of interest. According to mentalfloss.com there are 5 types of boredom people can experience. There is indifferent boredom, where one appears calm, relaxed, and withdrawn. This is most similar to calibrating boredom, where thoughts wander and people experiencing it wish to do something different from what they currently are doing. Apathetic boredom is the type most students feel, and also a cause of depression. It is akin to helplessness, and leads to little arousal and increased aversion. Reactant boredom is the most violent, and often considered the worst kind of boredom. People experiencing this are highly aggravated and bottling a lot of negative emotions. They are also restless and aggressive. These individuals will want to leave their dull situations and flee from the cause of said situation, usually their teacher, boss, or parent, whom they blame. The final type is searching boredom , wherein one feels a disagreeable restlessness, and attempts to focus on more interesting activities as a cure.
Death by Boredom
Man experiencing boredom at a work meeting.
Boredom at School
Young man asleep at his desk after teacher bores him with a long, drawn out lecture.
Want Some Boredom with Your Coffee?
Woman too bored to even finish her meal.
“There are no uninteresting things, only uninterested people.” ― G.K. Chesterton
The Real News on Boredom
Many people actually believe boredom is actually an institution created by the sort of people who refuse to find something interesting to do. Louis C.K. said "I’m bored’ is a useless thing to say. I mean, you live in a great, big, vast world that you’ve seen none percent of. Even the inside of your own mind is endless; it goes on forever, inwardly, do you understand? The fact that you’re alive is amazing, so you don’t get to say ‘I’m bored.”