In this video Michael Stevens looks at possible reasons for human boredom. He explains that boredom occurs when we are disinterested in the outside world and the inner world of our thoughts — in essence, we are bored when we are left alone with ourselves. Does this mean that human existence itself is “off” or somehow “incomplete?” Or is human existence so absolutely awesome that it’s sometimes difficult for us to find activities that can measure up to our high expectations? One thing we do know, is that boredom certainly isn’t boring!
- The Surprising Benefits of Being Bored (greatist.com)