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Boredom: the desire for desires. Options
Daemon
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Boredom: the desire for desires.

Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)
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Not present in the present moment.
Not 'being there' there. (I think there was
a famous movie called : BeingThere)
One's conscious awareness is
disconnected from what is happening.
There is a dichotomy in one's psyche in
whch one is split, going through the
motions of doing one thing, but one's
mind is somewhere else.
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I give Mr. Tolstoy a two-thumb up for the definition of boredom. Dancing
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Since boredom advances and boredom is the root of all evil, no wonder, then, that the world goes backwards, that evil spreads. This can be traced back to the very beginning of the world. The gods were bored; therefore they created human beings.
Soren Kierkegaard
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Boredom, anger, sadness, or fear are not 'yours,' not personal. They are conditions of the human mind. They come and go. Nothing that comes and goes is you.
Eckhart Tolle
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The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.
Arthur Schopenhauer
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I'm a lucky man, I'm never bored but I can sometimes watch people who really suffer because of boredom.
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People who constantly fight for their lives cannot afford to get bored. However they do have the desire to have the desires of those who don't live like them, i.e. those who actually get bored. When these last ones get pushed by some of the former kind a clash happens: they become angry, upset and perhaps astonished and amazed, but boredom ceases to exist for them (even if it's for a brief time).
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Boredom is a vital part of a consumer economy... All you have to have is money.
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Myriad of thoughts goes in and out of ones mind.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 11:10:42 PM
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Daemon wrote:
Boredom: the desire for desires.

Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)


Anna Karenina, the novel, may contain this phrase, "the desire for desires" as the equivalent of boredom.

Transposed to our time, imagine the emptiness of having no desires left to desire; the state of mind beyond boredom: no interest.
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