Boredom: Understanding and Conquering the "B" Word

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This is the slidedeck for the conference presentation on boredom. You can find the handout to accompany this slidedeck here http://bit.ly/boredomhandout.

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Boredom: Understanding and Conquering the "B" Word

  1. 1. Millions long for immortality who don’t know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon. Susan Ertz
  2. 2. Boredom can be a lethal thing on a small island. Christopher Moore Island of the Sequined Love Nun
  3. 3. Boredom is a feeling of unpleasure arising out of a conflict between a need for intense mental activity and lack of incitement to it, or inability to be incited
  4. 4. Death: Do you know, that in a universe so full of wonders, they have managed to invent boredom? Terry Pratchett, Hogfather
  5. 5. 10%
  6. 6. I've noticed that my best ideas always bubble up when the outside world fails in its primary job of frightening, wounding or entertaining me.- Scott Adams
  7. 7. Is it boredom or distraction?
  8. 8. Boredom is the conviction that you can’t change…the shriek of unused capacities. Saul Bellow, The Adventures of Augie March
  9. 9. Caution: low-flying fish
  10. 10. Our labour preserves us from three great evils - weariness, vice, and want. Voltaire, Candide
  11. 11. ®
  12. 12. Thank you so much for your kind attention! {I hope you weren’t bored}

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