Defending a familiar foe!!!!

9 03 2009

Saturday went off like a breeze while watching a lot of soccer and an awesome cricket match. Then came Sunday along with something very familiar (at least to me and some people around me) BOREDOM. As I sat around the whole day practically doing nothing…a theory crossed my mind about boredom.
To be bored is to stop reacting to the external world, and to explore the internal one. It is in reflection that people often discover something new; whether it is an epiphany about a relationship or a new theory about the way the universe works. Granted many people emerge from boredom feeling that they have accomplished nothing. But is accomplishment really the point of life? There is a strong argument that boredom – so often parodied as a glassy-eyed drooling state of nothingness – is an essential human emotion that underlies art, literature, philosophy, science, and even love!!!!
If you think of boredom as the prelude to creativity, and loneliness as the prelude to engagement of the imagination, then they are good things. They are doorways to something better, as opposed to something to be abhorred and eradicated immediately.

RC

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2 09 2009
Seema Mukherjee

Boredom is to get bored. I don know much about it as i never get bored,,,,but good one!!!!

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