Tag: Boredom

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That’s right. I’m proposing the idea that everything that has been happening in the past year—the riots, upheaval, dysfunction, and election craziness is going to pass—one way or another. It’s all the latest fad. To clarify my understanding of “fad,” there’s this: Similar to habits or customs but less durable, fads often result from an […]

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Please notice my choice of prepositions: I’m sick of the corona virus, not sick from it. Specifically, I’m so very tired of reading about it on Ricochet. But I should be even more specific. I do watch for specific posters (I’m looking at you @rodin and Jerry Giordano (@arizonapatriot) because I can keep updated on […]

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I’m not exactly suffering from lack of entertainment–diversions are everywhere. Is it time for the treadmill? Then a glorious period film keeps me company as I take my brisk uphill walk on this technology that exists because I don’t do hard work otherwise. Do I have a Saturday evening free? Then I can browse and “like” to my heart’s content on Ricochet. Am I simply tired and don’t want to think? Then I pop open my iPad cover and idly scroll Facebook. Even while doing daily chores, I’m listening to something: Bible teaching in the morning while my mind is fresh, and a light story narrated by a professional reader in the evenings when merely brushing my teeth can feel burdensome.

I admit, though, that even surrounded by these riches, I am still capable of boredom. Here’s my list of ennui-evoking circumstances–what’s on yours? (And you can’t say “lengthy meditations on what makes the writer yawn.”)

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Words are both precious and powerful. They can create; they can destroy. We can use them to deepen relationships or damage them. We can use them to comfort or wound. When we engage in small talk, we have the opportunity to do a great deal, or very little. We take for granted our gift to use words.

Let me start by saying I’m an introvert. Talking only interests me when I am with people I appreciate, find interesting or know personally. I can get on a roll if you ask me about a topic I’m especially interested in (and you seem genuinely interested in hearing from me), but otherwise I’d just as soon sit in solitary silence.