Boredom In Tim Ferris's The 4-Hour Workweek

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“The opposite of happiness isn’t sadness, it 's boredom,” Tim Ferris said this in his famous book The 4-Hour Workweek which is about how you can improve your life. Boredom is essentially the reason why we get upset or frustrated with ourselves. It makes us feel useless and unproductive. Boredom is playing 15 rounds of monopoly, at first no one minds and it 's fine but at the end, you are practically tearing out your hair in frustration. Boredom drags you along and every time you try and escape, it just yanks you back. Boredom stops you from realizing your true potential in life. Boredom comes from a lack of passion, motivation, and stimulation. Because of this boredom can lead to bad choices that can both temporarily and permanently affect your life and the lives of others.

When one is overcome with boredom, they basically have two option. The first option is to refocus and continue on with what you are doing even though it might not be the most exciting task. The second and most selected option is to let the boredom take over, stop the task or activity, and just sink into the meaningless void of nothingness. According to a study done by German
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Most boredom comes from a lack of stimulus and passion. Boredom is an indicator that there is a lack of desire. Essentially, when we desire something it motivates us to keep pushing through the fire towards our hopes, and goals. When boredom consumes you, you lose that essential desire that drives us. Genuinely, boredom is like running on a treadmill, you can keep going and going but you will never get anywhere. In addition, a lack of passion is a very common symptom of depression. Boredom makes you feel lost like you are on a road with no directions or destination, A direct symptom of depression. Boredom can cause depression due to the disconnected and “out of it” feeling you get. Depression can lead to ways more serious things such as suicide, self- harm, relationship problems, and addiction to narcotics or
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