Boredom is always counter-revolutionary.

08.22.11 // My Mondays

All the time I am involved in communications where the other person is justifying, explaining, or complaining about how bored they are.

cure for boredom

I’ve never ever understood this . . . and I think that’s an amazing gift that I’ve been granted for my lifetime. I am blessed to view the world through the eyes of curiosity.

cure for boredom

I understand feeling stuck, overwhelmed, lost, unfocused, conflicted, lonely, melancholy, restless, etc. . . . but I can never understand boredom.  In my eyes, there are always SO many amazing things one can be doing to occupy their time and their energies.  How am I able to see this truth, but so many others just can’t? . . . a situation that simultaneously confounds and saddens me.

There’s a rebirth that goes on with us continuously as human beings. I don’t understand, personally, how you can be bored. I can understand how you can be depressed, but I just don’t understand boredom. — Dustin Hoffman

There are things you WANT to be doing with yourself. I know there are. Things you want to do, to watch, to read, to experience, to do for others, to witness, to facilitate, to document, to commemorate, to repair, to connect with, to re-invent, to embrace . . .  Stories you want to tell . . . Art you want to create . . . Things you want to build . . . Improvements you want to make . . . Habits you want to cultivate . . . People you want to help . . . Relationships you want to invest in, rekindle, allow to evolve . . .

Why choose to allow boredom to take the seat at the head of your table when there is so much awesomeness that life is constantly trying to provide to you?!

boredom is counter revolutionary

Something to think about, yeah?  I sure think so.

with passion & gratitude — jenbish


4 thoughts on “Boredom is always counter-revolutionary.

  1. I agree jb, as I am Blessed, like you, with a never ending curiosity, and in part endless energy for life. I think to put it simply, people who are bored are generally lazy also, waiting for something to happen or come to them instead of making things happen.


  2. I enjoy reading all of your posts. But I just have to mention that when I realize there’s a new one that you’ve personally authored, I get all excited inside to read what you have to say. Because your thoughts and writing, my friend (and by extension – you), are consistently intriguing. You offer a unique and refreshing perspective, one that my soul typically agrees with.


  3. Discussing something openly like this always proves to be a super powerful tool for reminding mySELF just how important it is. So, I’m thrilled that this post resonated with you guys as well! And KTV — “My Mondays” are the days of the week where you’ll find original content authored by moi. :) Love to you all… — jb


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