Dear Boredom,

24 Jun

You made me write a whole blog on poop earlier today. How dare you. Now everyone knows I’m ridiculous. I did read an article on boredom a few years back that I really liked, but I do not think it applies to poop. Here is is:

The Joy of Boredom by Carolyn Johnson, the Boston Globe.
Boredom’s doldrums were unavoidable, yet primordial soup for some of life’s most quintessentially human moments… A long drive home after a frustrating day could force ruminations. A pang of homesickness at the start of a plane ride might put a journey in perspective. We are most human when we feel dull. Lulling around in a state of restlessness is on of life’s greatest luxuries – one not available to creatures that spend all their time pursuing mere survival.  To be bored is to stop reacting to the external world, and to explore the internal one. It is in these times of reflection tat 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.

Anyway, stop making me look stupid.



2 Responses to “Dear Boredom,”

  1. apieceofthepiehole June 24, 2011 at 9:06 pm #

    Well at least you are writing while you are board… I was catching up on Real Housewives of New York. Now if that does not make someone look stupid, nothing does. I think I need to go read the WSJ now to gain back some of my IQ.

    • dearlifeofmine June 24, 2011 at 11:05 pm #

      i think that crap DOES make you dumber, but I’m not one to judge because I was watching sponge bob and blogging about poop. *sigh. Why does the BF love me? haha

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