As one sufferer laments: “How could one live life doing the same things everyday for the rest of their lives? Just repeating the same tasks over and over again and again. Seeing the same things day after day. Nothing new.
Nothing exciting or enjoyable. I’m so incredibly bored that it is driving me insane. I’ve got a job. But I just go to work day after day. There are a lot of things that I could be doing, but I’ve done them all already. I feel like I’m atrophying to death!”
Boredom in adults is often a sign of a lack of intellectual stimulation.
Boredom literally shuts down the mind. It is an early stage of depression and, as such, it often renders the bored person unable to make positive decisions to overcome and avoid boredom.
Those who read regularly are literally “feeding” their minds, keeping them active. Those that have hobbies they enjoy are also providing themselves. with a sense of joy in life, and those who join groups of people who share their interests are the smartest and happiest of all.
Get curious and retain the natural curiosity of childhood which is never bored or dull.