Monday, May 09, 2005

A state of mind?

Def.: The state of being bored, or pestered; a state of ennui.

Def.: The feeling of being bored by something tedious.

"Boredom, or ennui (the French word comes from Old French enui, root of the English word 'annoy') is a reactive state to wearingly dull, repetitive, or tedious stimuli: suffering from a lack of interesting things to see, hear, etc., or do (physically or intellectually), while not in the mood of "doing nothing"."

"Intelligent people don't get bored", or is this something we tell intelligent people so we don't have to deal with their boredom?

Apparently "Using harmful recreational drugs provides another example of the perils of boredom."

So is it intelligent to use recreational drugs?


Blogger Stef said...

My favourite boredom quote ...

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.

7:21 pm  

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