Tuesday, December 17, 2013
What does being bored really mean?
Many may say boring is doing something repetitive, or doing something without any excitement. I have a tendency to think that boredom is when you are doing something that you don’t want to do. Most people get tired of relationships, working, going to class, etc. However, why is that? Don’t we choose to be in the relationship? Don’t we choose where we work? Don’t we choose what school we attend (adults only, lol)? So why is it that we still get ‘bored?’ The answer to this question is simply we lose the reason for the season. Most of time this is used during Christmas, but I think this applies to every season of our life e.g. the season we are achieving everything or making a lot of money; the season when we seemingly can’t get anything right; or the season when we are spending more money than we are bringing in. Simply put, we must remember the reason we are working, going to school or have a relationship with a specific person. It is because we desire a better life for ourselves and those around us. We have a higher purpose than to simply be entertained all the time. Maybe being bored is an indication for us to do something more with our lives. Simply saying we are bored and doing nothing about it is enticing temptation and setbacks. So think of the ‘real’ reason you are doing something and either reconnect with it or change it. Don’t sit idly and doing nothing because contrary to popular belief, life is going by fast.
~ R. Rice