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VIDEO – Why Do We Get Bored?

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!


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Why Do We Play Games? (Video)

Vsauce founder Michael Stevens looks at the various characteristics that define games, and asks why humans play them. Could games play a role in brain development? Do they prepare us for survival? What are the psychological rewards for playing games? Is life itself a game? All these and other fascinating questions are addressed in the video above.