Boredom has been defined by C. D. Fisher in terms of its central psychological processes: an unpleasant, transient affective state in which the individual feels a pervasive lack of interest in and difficulty concentrating on the current activity. M. R. Leary and others describe boredom as an affective experience associated with cognitive attentional processes. These definitions make it clear that boredom arises not from a lack of things to do but from the inability to latch onto any specific activity. Nothing engages us, despite an often profound desire for engagement.
There are three types of boredom, all of which involve problems of engagement of attention. These include times when we are prevented from engaging in something, when we are forced to engage in some unwanted activity, or when we are simply unable, for no apparent reason, to maintain engagement in any activity or spectacle. Boredom proneness is a tendency to experience boredom of all types. This is typically assessed by the Boredom Proneness Scale. Consistent with the definition provided above, recent research has found that boredom proneness is clearly and consistently associated with failures of attention. Boredom and boredom proneness are both theoretically and empirically linked to depression and depressive symptoms. Nonetheless, boredom proneness has been found to be as strongly correlated with attentional lapses as with depression. Although boredom is often viewed as a trivial and mild irritant, proneness to boredom has been linked to a very diverse range of possible psychological, physical, educational, and social problems.
Maybe you should have put some thought into this before writing it as a response to this particular topic.
If one is prevented from engaging in something, then one certainly can't engage in writing. This was hardly an unwanted activity. One would certainly have difficulty writing this if one were unable to maintain an engagement with it.
All three of your definitions fail to describe the situation. You may have been able to get away with a "Man, you must've been really bored to write something this long", but since you've provided a detailed definition, I am forced to examine the definition. It is, as I have stated, wrong on all counts, and even someone who was not present at the time of writing would be able to come to that conclusion.
So next time you want to look intelligent, try to make sure your attempt to do so is at least relevant to the topic.
LOL!!! You're the first one who's ever replied to that
I have to say it wasn't my idea, I got it from who pastes it every time he's bored or when he thinks the thread should not have been posted.
I thought it was funny, so I asked him if I could steal the idea. It's from wikipedia, btw. And if you haven't realised yet, it's supposed to be about how bored *I* was, not how bored *you* were to write this whole thing out.
If it's about how bored you are, then by definition, you are having difficulty engaging with the topic. If you're unable to engage with the topic, don't bother to comment on it, especially if it's just to say you're bored by it.
Ironically, though, you're kinda right. I shaved my hair for the leukemia foundation to raise money for all those leukemia sufferers. So my bald head looks weird lulz. Although I guess that's my head, not my face XD
I would've enjoyed reading a theory relating to why people like it. My idea is such:
kids like the idea of cute, intelligent, animated, evolvable animals that can shock the shit out of things with their cheeks at a single command as companions. If you take something like that and put it up against a dog or something, suddenly a conventional pet doesn't seem so appealing.
Strangely interesting. I hadn't intended to read for fear of ruining my childhood, however once I started i found myself far too fixed on this possibility. It makes sense, and it's a sobering thing to think about. Thank you.