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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2007 6:59 pm 
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What is the most boring thing you have done? Or seen someone do?

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nice one speedy lol. wait for OC to come out??? maybe w00t

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Probably read people fighting over when OC will come out, or people fighting over how people fight over waiting for OC to come out. Maybe one time when i decided to watch the sun set, and i woke up at dawn to do it.

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I'm not sure because I think when I feel bored it is an internal feeling where I don't feel that doing anything can satisfy helping how I feel, so I would sit around. But boring while doing something, maybe when I had to do school work or studying for hours on end, or a job sitting in a van guarding (staring at) a burnt down building for 8 hours per day.


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The most boring thing I have ever done is nothing. Long hours of nothing.


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I don't believe in boring things. Any lifeless solid cannot possibly be boring.
I do believe though in boring people. ;)

During this life, there are so many things to do, while there is so little available time.
And in my opinion, being bored is the worst excuse used by people who don't want to be creative.

I may sound cruel, but think about it, even the most uninteresting of situations can become interesting if we know how to add that extra spice.
(And trust me, it is experience talking here!)

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kastellorizo wrote:
I don't believe in boring things. Any lifeless solid cannot possibly be boring.
I do believe though in boring people. ;)

People are things too.


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kastellorizo wrote:
During this life, there are so many things to do, while there is so little available time.
And in my opinion, being bored is the worst excuse used by people who don't want to be creative.

I may sound cruel, but think about it, even the most uninteresting of situations can become interesting if we know how to add that extra spice.
(And trust me, it is experience talking here!)

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Hmmm, it's funny, I think the opposite. Why do you think there are so many things to do around us? Because people were bored and wanted something to do. People didn't want to just hunt and raise kids. They needed things to do between harvests. People needed things to do between waiting for whatever they had to wait for.

People wanted to fill in that time. Find things to do to make things less boring.


But yeah, now were are where we are, and that time has come where there's sooooooo many things to do, it's impossible to be 'just' bored! :P

However, I do miss the times lounging around - with ALL the TIME in the world to do whatever I wanted. Now, I barely have 2 hours to myself. Much of the time I'm either playing poker, cubing or leveling up :P :lol:


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chris the cynic wrote:
People are things too.



Even if they are (debatable), people are not lifeless, so they don't fit to my definition! ;)



reeeech wrote:
Hmmm, it's funny, I think the opposite. Why do you think there are so many things to do around us?


It is not what I think, it is how it is!

I wish I had time to study quantum theory,
or climb the mountains in Nepal,
or talk about God with Shawn,
or learn how to play underwater... hockey!


if you start filling the list with desires, it is endless!!! (at least for me)



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Because people were bored and wanted something to do. People didn't want to just hunt and raise kids. They needed things to do between harvests. People needed things to do between waiting for whatever they had to wait for.


True, but that doesn't mean they we can't make that "waiting" more interesting.

I will give you an example. When I had an injury, I brought a puzzle with me at the emergency instead of waiting doing nothing. Now let us go to a more extreme situation where I forgot the puzzle. I simply start drawing cartoons and made a new storyline. You want even more extreme? Assume I was injured on the hand and I cannot draw. I will try to find someone to chat. Let's go to yet even more extreme(!), e.g. there is no one around. I will sing a song or think of what would be some new mathematical theory.

In the end of the day, it is about teaching yourself to turn *any* uninteresting moment to interesting.



reeeech wrote:
People wanted to fill in that time. Find things to do to make things less boring.


Oh no! You used the forbidden word!!! :oops: :P



reeeech wrote:
However, I do miss the times lounging around - with ALL the TIME in the world to do whatever I wanted. Now, I barely have 2 hours to myself. Much of the time I'm either playing poker, cubing or leveling up :P :lol:


Agreed, but that is not getting bored, this is relaxing and enjoying your time! :)
Why do you think I love isolated islands? It is just sooooo nice! I would prefer to sleep during a holiday, rather than rushing... even if that means I could miss out visiting a sight!

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I love and appreciate your outlook on life Pantazis! ;)


But I also do think you need one to appreciate the other. It's like if you were never bored, you wouldn't have found a way to keep from being bored. And if you're busy all the time and always have something to do, you really don't appreciate that time that you have.

Carpe diem! :P But you have to stop and smell the roses once in awhile.


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I'm a nihilist though!

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Pembo wrote:
I'm a nihilist though!



So you don't think anything has a reason. But you still have hobbies and do things to fill in this time on earth, right?


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Hey, I love roses and I love to smell them! And sometimes pass them to a pretty girl!

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kastellorizo wrote:
Hey, I love roses and I love to smell them! And sometimes pass them to a pretty girl!

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That is another way from getting bored ;)


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reeeech wrote:
kastellorizo wrote:
Hey, I love roses and I love to smell them! And sometimes pass them to a pretty girl!

:oops:


Pantazis


That is another way from getting bored ;)


And one of the best ways!!! :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:


And you were right when you said that there was a time I felt bored. It is at that time I started finding ways to eliminate the uninteresting cases. And it worked!

The complexity of this world is simply too big, and the choices are endless.

*points to the sky*

To... infinity!!!

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reeeech wrote:
Pembo wrote:
I'm a nihilist though!



So you don't think anything has a reason. But you still have hobbies and do things to fill in this time on earth, right?

I believe you are born and then die, but you might as well pass the time in between with "fun".

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Pembo wrote:
I believe you are born and then die, but you might as well pass the time in between with "fun".



I wish life was that easy in black and white!!!! Well, at least my life.


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Pembo wrote:
I believe you are born and then die, but you might as well pass the time in between with "fun".


That is a rude way to put it. :x

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That's what I believe though....

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Fusion, pay no heed to Pembo...

Trying to talk Pembo out of his beliefs is hopeless. I myself am religious, but there's no way to talk any of that into Pembo, not without getting into a rather annoying debate (which this thread will NOT go into!).


Pantazis does have a great outlook on things though.

Does the rose trick really work? :P

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Speedy McFastfast wrote:
Does the rose trick really work? :P



It works with a great success rate, that is, if there is no bee inside the roses!!!

:shock:

Just make sure you give the right color roses (each color has its own "message" for a specific situation), because by nature, *all* women know those "codes"!

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The most boring thing I have ever done was sitting after a standardized test, which had a rule that you couldn't read a book (not even FICTION) because someone might get an answer (somehow) from it. We were not allowed to bring pillows to sleep (because they are a distraction), so we either slept on the desk (neck cramps :( ouch) or sat for nearly an hour, silently, until everyone in the ENTIRE school was done. I'm glad I'm in high school now and don't have to deal with it anymore.

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School. Reading this forum (especially topics like this).

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Mynaras wrote:
The most boring thing I have ever done was sitting after a standardized test


That would be bad, many of those non-collegiate tests are bulldust anyway.

I haven't been bored since I started cubing, writing music, or my memory houses.

Before that I was miserable, working in a call center with none of those things. Barely any calls and only talking was aloud, but most of the people there were droll anyway. My supervisor's leniences make the world much brighter, as do new birds . . . I mean faces . . . :P


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Johannes Laire wrote:
School. Reading this forum (especially topics like this).


Ha, and yet you keep coming back anyways :)

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Speedy McFastfast wrote:
Johannes Laire wrote:
Reading this forum (especially topics like this).

Ha, and yet you keep coming back anyways :)

Because there are still some posts worth reading and I don't want to miss them.

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fusion wrote:
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I believe you are born and then die, but you might as well pass the time in between with "fun".


That is a rude way to put it. :x


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