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Boredom is the source of EVIL!

We’re so focused on evil people and what have they done so we’re missing the bigger picture which is what makes them do what they do!! It might be simpler to capture these sources instead of putting people in jail (or at least work on it!). It feels like we’re trying to build a sand castle very close to the sea and every time we build some parts it’s being vanished by the sea!

OK! I get it! but what can be the reason they born that way and they have to be punished?

Maybe not needed at all maybe we just need to kill whatever reason makes them what they’re observed by us!

It’s the beauty of the mind, it can make you anything and everything. You’re not always thrilled by the fact that new challenges are on the way, waiting to make you suffered! But maybe you should, those challenges and pain might make us hopeful about next day. What’s more interesting is that absence of the challenges creates new hurdles which most of the people may think they’re EVIL!

People without problem might be the roots of the problem? Fog off!

It becomes easier and easier to live every day, and soon we might even end up being paid by the government just because of our existence. So it can be a lot easier to have no purpose like finding shelter or searching for food! We can do whatever we want!!! But what if we don’t have any decisions mechanism developed yet to choose what we’re going to do?

 UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME?!

For some, the world can be heaven or hell! If no need to work what would you do? If nothing comes up to your mind except your family then we need to think again about the outcomes of the flourishment that we’ve been through in the last decades. Let’s take a closer look from most important boredom origins!

  1. Monotony in the Mind

Boredom is similar to mental fatigue and is caused by repetition and lack of interest in the details of our tasks (e.g., tasks that require continuous attention, prisoners who are locked up, waiting at the airport). Any experience that is predictable and repetitive becomes boring. In general, too much of the same thing and too little stimulation can cause in its victim an absence of desire and a feeling of entrapment (Toohey, 2012).    

  1. Lack of Flow

Flow is a state of total immersion in a task that is challenging yet closely matched to one’s abilities, akin to “being in the zone.” Flow occurs when a person’s skills match the level of challenge presented by the environment and when a task includes clear goals and immediate feedback. Tasks that are too easy are boring. In contrast, tasks that people perceive to be too difficult lead to anxiety.

  1. Need for Novelty 

Some individuals are more likely to be bored than others. People with a strong need for novelty, excitement, and variety are at risk of boredom. These sensation seekers (e.g., skydivers) are likely to find that the world moves too slowly. The need for external stimulation may explain why extroverts tend to be particularly prone to boredom. Novelty seeking and risk-taking is the way that these people self-medicate to cure their boredom. 

  1. Paying Attention

Boredom is linked to problems with attention. What bores us never fully engages our attention. After all, it is hard to be interested in something when you cannot concentrate on it. People with chronic attention problems, such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, have a high tendency for boredom.

  1. Emotional Awareness

People who lack self-awareness are more prone to boredom. A bored individual is unable to articulate what it is that he or she desires or wants to do. They have trouble describing their feelings. An inability to know what will make one happy can lead to a more profound existential boredom. Not knowing what we are searching for means that we lack the capacity to choose appropriate goals for engagement with the world (Eastwood, 2012).

  1. Inner Amusement Skills 

Individuals lacking the inner resources to deal with boredom constructively will rely on external stimulation. In the absence of inner amusement skills, the external world will always fail to provide enough excitement and novelty. 

  1. Lack of Autonomy

People feel boredom a lot when they feel trapped. And feeling trapped is a big part of boredom. That is, they are stuck or constrained so that their will cannot be executed. For example, adolescence is a peak period for boredom, largely because children and teenagers are not given a lot of control over what they want to do.

  1. The Role of Culture

In many ways, boredom is a modern luxury (Spacks, 1996). Boredom was literally nonexistent until the late 18th century. It came into being as the Enlightenment was giving way to Industrial Revolution. Early in human history, when our ancestors had to spend most of their days securing food and shelter, boredom wasn’t an option. Boredom also has its benefits. It is important to see boredom as a “call to action” (Svendsen, 1999). Nietzsche suggested that men of rare sensibility value boredom as an impetus to achievement. Boredom can be a catalyst for action. It can provide an opportunity for thought and reflection. It can also be a sign that a task is a waste of time — and thus not worth continuing. (reference from amazing website: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/science-choice/201706/eight-reasons-why-we-get-bored)