Monday, January 31, 2011

Boredom and enjoying life

In hostel chillout room chatting leisurely with travelers.
I am preaching about enjoying life, and an objeciton comes up.

"you will get bored having fun too long"
Kids wait for school after too long a summer holiday, but ts shows they aree kids and do not know to arrange for life enjoyment.

The idea is to find ways to enjoy life without getting bored. 

Seeing work as the only solution for boredom is moronic.
It is clearly true that work can be a last resource escape from an aimless do nothing that brings suffering. 

There are so many ways to enojoy life without getting bored. Without resorting to a job or similar things. 

We all need people in our lives. If you have no friends, you can always "create" social connections etc. But this has a sad side to it. And if you know to enjoy human society it is so far superior to technically going for it like a moron.

6 comments:

Petar said...

When I'm climbing and hiking in the hills situated in the centrum of Plovdiv,I'm not bored because I have to be very concentrated and allert to avoid falling or other injuries.In the same time envirenment is fully natural-trees,herbs,bushes what is very stimulating.

After 10 hours work day you are so tired and bored that it's almost impossible to stop to be bored in the next several hours before sleeping

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Yechezkel Zilber said...

Agree. Job exhaustion is a central reason why many do not live their lives. When you come home you are already dead

Petar said...

Some "wishful thinking" gurus advice his readers/clients to find job what make you happy.But I think this is /almost/ impossible with few exceptions.Why?When you do something mainly to earn money,you become mentaly blocked and unable to
feel joy.

Yechezkel Zilber said...

Some manage to enjoy their job.

It is not only the goal that mattered, but also what you do and how you experience it. So that you need money, does not makes the differences between jobs non existent

There is interesting research seeing job as either for money, career, or calling.

Anonymous said...

Work is ok, it doesn't matter if it is hard or nice, the main problem with work is people, because everyone wants to take linear joy or survive emotionally, like be better than others, or to envy the money from someone, gossips, or the problem when someone is happy then become a problem for sad person etc, and this is incurable. The ironic thing is that salient evidence shows how some persons are happy and this is representative in researches, so believing that some jobs are happiers than others. PS acts of omision are better than comision and small but not sophisticated like tool to find a good enviroment.