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The Earth bores me.

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posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 05:00 PM
I wish I didn't think so. Most people get to look at pictures of the white and blue marble and be filled with wonder at how many interesting things are contained on it. To them, life itself is fascinating, and the possibilities are limitless. But not to me.
I wish there was a way to reverse whatever dulled my view of the natural world.
Archetypes from early schooling may be to blame. You see, drawings always showed the same brown-trunked, green-leaved tree, with the same blue-feathered bird perched on a branch, with the same yellow sun overhead. The design never varied.

As a result, whenever I look at a tree, whether it be a willow or the tallest of redwoods, my mind turns back to the stereotypical tree design from my childhood and thinks, "Nothing to see here. Move on."

It's not just limited to trees. The aforementioned blue bird has greyed my view of all avians, as well. Oh, and all plants are green, and fish are always a perfect teardrop shape. For years it's been this way, no matter how disgustingly limited I've long since learned these archetypes were.

I am so sick of this thinking. I need my sense of wonder reprogrammed.

posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 05:05 PM
Look into taking some survival courses. Nothing better than learning about how the nature around you can also help you survive, it will bring great understanding and appreciation of nature. Also you can learn many valuable skills, with priatice/use these skills may come in handy for either basic camping or when TSHTF type situations.

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posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 05:26 PM
Your title grabbed my attention as I've felt the same.

At the same time, I am endlessly fascinated by this Earth and it's manifestations upon it. I find it amazingly interesting and full of learning. Take heed of that part and try not to focus on the boring aspects, or the tired repeated patterns.

posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 05:29 PM
A lot of the jaded like looking through other people's eyes--a lover who has a joy of living, a family child that is seeing things for the first time. But this means you have to be attached to people for this to work.

posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 05:31 PM
reply to post by EllaMarina

Make your avocation astrophysics and devise the technology necessary to take you to the stars if Earth is too mundane and monotonous for you. Sadly, it's beginning to seem that way for me also.

By the way, does looking up at night sky not fill you with wonder anymore?

posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 05:34 PM
Lock you self away in a hole for a few years, when you crawl back out, you might have a different opinion

Its just a bit strange as you said the *Earth* bores you, and not your life, you chose the most interesting planet in the whole solar system to moan about lol

posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 05:35 PM
reply to post by EllaMarina

I am so sick of this thinking. I need my sense of wonder reprogrammed.

I think you have hit the problem with that statement. Its not the world that is boring, but how your mind thinks of it that has you bored.

If you look at a tree for example, how many varieties of trees are there? How do their leaves differ, or how they change color in weather, or how they blossom? They aren't boring at all.

You just need to find your sense of curiosity again, and see the diversity in so many life forms.

This phase will pass.

posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 05:46 PM

I love this place so, so much. I'll be sad to leave it some day.

A tree is never just a tree... It gives life. It houses life. It feeds life... It's a life of its own.

I hope, some day, you'll find that sense of wonder again. We're here for such a short time; not enough time. Not long enough to see all the amazing things this little planet of ours has to offer.

BTW, Willow trees are my absolute favourite... I don't know what it is about them that I love, but every time I pass one, I have to stop and 'take it in' for a minute.

Sometimes it helps to just 'be' in the moment... Stop, clear your thoughts, and just watch.

posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 05:52 PM
reply to post by IEtherianSoul9

In my boredom, I've looked to astronomy. I love to learn about the universe and the things that exist in space.

If anyone asked me what planet I found the most interesting, I'd end up naming one of the gas giants.

posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 07:56 PM
If you're bored with the beauty and miracles of life on Earth.

Perhaps the horror and shock of the morbid and grotesque that is death will change that.

Go watch a few videos at "theync" (WARNING: the site is ADULTS only and contains graphic gore, accidents, suicides, murder, violence, pornography)

Maybe that will change your perspective.

Mind you though, the horror can not be unseen.

posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 09:11 PM
reply to post by JourPolaire

They rot easily. The fungus on them can be edible--especially with butter, nom!

posted on Jun, 14 2012 @ 03:52 AM
kill yourself then!
it dosnt bore you that much?

posted on Jun, 26 2012 @ 04:44 PM
reply to post by BULLETINYOURHEAD

Oh no, have I insulted you? Strike a nerve, did I?

posted on Jun, 26 2012 @ 05:00 PM
I can excuse everything but boredom. Boring people don't have to stay that way.
`Hedy Lamarr

posted on Jun, 26 2012 @ 05:07 PM
reply to post by LadySkadi

I like that quote

I have always felt boredom is a personal problem. That doesnt mean I, personally, have been immune from it. All it took was a change of perspective.

How could I possibly be bored when what is going on around and within me is beyond my comprehension in its continuous totality? That question spurred me to attempt to experience more than simply my thoughts on what was going on, and to experience things more directly.

Even with my sensory experience alone (meaning my experience based on my senses), it was astounding how much was missing from my chosen perspective. Hiding in plain sight, as it were. Just had to choose to grow. I only speak for myself, as always.

posted on Jun, 26 2012 @ 05:18 PM
reply to post by EllaMarina

Make art,,,,,, your own worlds.

posted on Jun, 26 2012 @ 10:07 PM
How true when the mind runs out of things to think of to see to wonder to imagine but there is a whole universe out there to see the bad thing is we cant get there except to think to see and to wonder or maybe you just need to rest your mind abit from my point of view the best things are about to come and if they do not well no big loss if nothing else it should be a wild ride.

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