reply to post by BrundleFly
I believe that boredom is a by-product of having a higher mind. My boredom stints are few and far between. Being a primate, one of the lucky ones I
suppose, I've found myself self employed doing what I've always loved to do. It only becomes work when it becomes irritating.
We really don't have to know a lot of facts and details to survive. Our ancestors managed to do it throughout what had to be some of the most
terrifying times in human pre-history. On one hand, I cannot imagine the concept of not knowing what a star is, or what the sun is, the process in
which birds fly or fish extract oxygen from water - yet on the other hand to imagine what it must have been like after a successful hunt with everyone
sitting around the fire watching with wonder as the hunters spun the stories of the hunt, and the kill seem quite exciting to experience, at least
once. What did they do in times of boredom? Whereas we peruse the internet to further whatever interests we may hold - they most likely engaged in
storytelling, tool making, refinement of hunting skills....who knows. It's true that our more advanced knowledge allows us to enjoy fuller, longer
lives - by no means am I saying we should regress.
At times, our boredom can unlock the power of our creative nature; It can also reveal the brutish nature of our inner beast. Our search for knowledge,
and study of the cosmos has shown us that there is still much to be learned, and that we as a species are still in our infantile state. For those of
you who accept evolution, it took nearly 4.5 billion years (give or take) for us to arrive in our current state from our scummy (pun intended)
ancestors. Provided that we survive this experience of "ourselves", our future descendants (a couple million years from now) might look back on us
and wonder how in the blazes we managed to pull through with our weak minds and lack of knowledge, compared to theirs.
The OP said "Being alive is strange, it’s confusing, and it might be a good idea to try and not think you know it all, and deal with this boredom
the most beautiful way possible. If you do that then you conquer the boredom. In fact, it was never boredom, it was just being F#&$ing awesome before
you kicked the dirt given the circumstances."
Being alive IS strange - it IS confusing, it's perplexing and at the same time overwhelmingly thrilling. Not only would it be a good idea to not
think you know it all, that's one of the BEST attitudes to take towards it. We don't HAVE to fight, we don't HAVE to steal, we don't HAVE to hurt
each other. One of the most beautiful things we can do is to use our resources and time to enrich other peoples lives for no other reason than we
The OP should get his own bumper sticker produced "Before you kick it, be F***ing AWESOME"