Thursday, August 27, 2009
It’s a terrible thing. It really is.
Keeps a person from focusing. Growing. Learning. Developing. Maturing.
How do you deal with boredom?
Thomas Carlyle said “I’ve got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.”
Now, compare that quote to the German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer who said: “Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom.”
I suppose there is truth in both quotes. Who hasn’t experienced pain and boredom—and the swinging back and forth between the two. But, isn’t it a far greater goal to die of exhaustion instead of being bored?