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Millions long for
immortality who
don’t know what
to do with
themselves on a
rainy Sunday
afternoon.
Susan Ertz
Boredom can
be a lethal
thing on a
small island.
Christopher Moore
Island of the Sequined Love Nun
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
Death: Do you
know, that in a
universe so full of
wonders, they have
managed to
invent boredom?
Terry Pratchett, Hogfather
10%
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
Is it boredom
or distraction?
Boredom is the
conviction that
you can’t
change…the
shriek of unused
capacities.
Saul Bellow, The Adventures
of Augie March
Caution:
low-flying fish
Our labour
preserves us
from three
great evils -
weariness,
vice, and
want.
Voltaire, Candide
®
Thank you so much for
your kind attention!
{I hope you weren’t bored}

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Boredom: Understanding and Conquering the "B" word

  • 1.
  • 2. Millions long for immortality who don’t know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon. Susan Ertz
  • 3.
  • 4.
  • 5.
  • 6. Boredom can be a lethal thing on a small island. Christopher Moore Island of the Sequined Love Nun
  • 7.
  • 8. 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
  • 9.
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  • 16. Death: Do you know, that in a universe so full of wonders, they have managed to invent boredom? Terry Pratchett, Hogfather
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  • 21. 10%
  • 22.
  • 23.
  • 24. 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
  • 25.
  • 26.
  • 27. Is it boredom or distraction?
  • 28.
  • 29.
  • 30.
  • 31. Boredom is the conviction that you can’t change…the shriek of unused capacities. Saul Bellow, The Adventures of Augie March
  • 32.
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  • 38.
  • 39. Our labour preserves us from three great evils - weariness, vice, and want. Voltaire, Candide
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  • 49. ®
  • 50. Thank you so much for your kind attention! {I hope you weren’t bored}