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Old 05-31-2012, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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A therapist told my adopted teenage daughter that there is no such thing as being bored . . . that it is actually anxiousness . . . .

I didn't really buy it.
Don't you still have to pay even if the therapist offers dubious analysis?
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Old 05-31-2012, 09:23 AM
 
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Right now, I feel totally bored...

But, lately I been trying to connect mental feelings with physical. Such as, anxiety and the "tensing up" of muscles.

I feel like, boredom.. you "feel" that your mind is empty, like an empty flash drive...

Your brain "feels" empty.

If you were out earlier, say a party, you come home.. your mind feels full... full of data...



It's like, if you go on a trip with an iPod with 500 songs on it, you got 500 songs worth of data for the long trip.. Knowing you have that data to last, well partially can remove the boredom of the trip..




But, is it really all mental?? Does our brain actually "feel" lighter or less, when there are less, uhh, say, electrical connections going on (IE, less data being stored in your brain)?



Cause my head sure feels light and empty. Literally. I wonder, if the same way a tensed up muscle makes you feel anxious, a lighter head feels bored.

Every single time my kiddo would say to me ,"Mom, I'm bored" I would reply, "That means you're a boring person". DO something, anything.....
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Old 05-31-2012, 09:33 AM
 
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For me, boredom is when there's plenty of enjoyable stuff to do but for some unknown reason, I just don't feel in the mood for any of it.
In some parts of the world some tea made of crushed rhino horn will get that energy flowing again
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Old 05-31-2012, 10:55 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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^ Thanks virgode...And no, if I were a doctor I wouldn't recommend trying!

Resolution for tomorrow. Must...pull...myself...away!
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Old 06-02-2012, 05:49 AM
 
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Being 'bored' could be defined as believing we should be doing something at all times, and when there is a lull, we could imagine we're bored.

In today's high-tech world, we are surrounded by 'things' that entertain us: computers, iPods, video games, etc., and when we are not using any of these items and are completely 'on our own', so to speak, people can feel lost and 'bored'.

Many have lost, or never had, the ability to use idle time to truly 'think'. We can learn a lot about ourselves, and others, by reflecting on thing; taking time to relax and use one's mind to consider or reason about something.

How often are you asked, "What did you do this weekend?", or, "What have you been doing?". It is as though people expect you to be 'doing' something at all times.
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Old 06-02-2012, 07:22 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Being 'bored' could be defined as believing we should be doing something at all times, and when there is a lull, we could imagine we're bored.

In today's high-tech world, we are surrounded by 'things' that entertain us: computers, iPods, video games, etc., and when we are not using any of these items and are completely 'on our own', so to speak, people can feel lost and 'bored'.

Many have lost, or never had, the ability to use idle time to truly 'think'. We can learn a lot about ourselves, and others, by reflecting on thing; taking time to relax and use one's mind to consider or reason about something.

How often are you asked, "What did you do this weekend?", or, "What have you been doing?". It is as though people expect you to be 'doing' something at all times.
It's amazing how insight you gain from a few moments of quiet contemplation. That sort of thing used to keep me up at night. My brain would sort of go crazy because during the day I really wasn't using it much. It was like a bird cooped up in a cage. Action and distraction killed pure thought.
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:02 PM
 
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I think boredom is simply a state of mind of when someone becomes to lazy to do something to mentally interest them self. Boredom is also subjective, though. What you call fun, I may call boring.
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Old 06-04-2012, 05:54 AM
 
Location: Tampa bay
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Boredom is lonliness to me. When there are loved ones around I feel complete.

Now the empty nest stage sucks
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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Boredom is lonliness to me. When there are loved ones around I feel complete.

Now the empty nest stage sucks
Wish I could send you MY TWO who won't move out.
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Tampa bay
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Wish I could send you MY TWO who won't move out.
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