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September 13, 2011

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deegee

I'll take boredom over the sickening commute I had in my years of working any day! Not that I bore easily, if at all.

Banjo Steve

I don't see that as boredom, but as just much less frenzied living. Having the time to "just" read a book or "just" take a walk in the woods or "just" sit and look at a painting .....is most definitely NOT boring. It's mainly choosing to take the velocity of life down many notches.

For me, sustained boredom implies lack of imagination and/or poor attitude. As one of my favorite (anonymous?) quotes goes, " The world is extremely interesting to a joyful soul."

Bob Lowry

A 6 hour flight to Hawaii in 2 weeks is long enough for me. 14 hours? Shoot me, first.

Your point is well taken. The last few days since the magazine article came out have been insane. The blog traffic has increased 600% and the comments and e-mails a like amount. I didn't plan it is this way, but 17 days on a beach or deciding how late to sleep sounds heavenly.

I need enforced boredom...now!

Jacq

I wish that "go do something with your life" voice of mine would shut up sometimes. But maybe not.

Have fun (and plenty of boredom) on your trip!

Bill Birnbaum

Hi, Syd... It's interesting... when we get busy we long for boredom; when we're bored, we long for something to do. Right now, I'm also busy. Can't wait for a bit of boredom. Regarding those long flights, during my working career, I looked forward to those flights because I was a captive audience for whatever I packed with me. I could read, write, work, whatever I chose. Bill

fred doe

boredom is like holding your breath. you can only do it for so long then you start breathing again or in the case of boredom you fine something to do. you can't help it. i like deegee's comment about work commute but has he taken that commute after retirement? i've driven mine and it isn't bad at all:)

Retired Syd

Fred: Great analogy. I'm going to have to steal that some time.

deegee

Fred Doe, the commute on the trains took about 75 minutes one way and cost me $20 so I have no interest in wasting that money and time to do something I abhored so much LOL!

web design company Landon

I'm also busy. Can't wait for a bit of boredom. Regarding those long flights, during my working career, I looked forward to those flights because I was a captive audience for whatever I packed with me.

Art

I like the fact that I could hop on a plane (when flying transatlantic)and watch 3 movies, read 1/4 book and not feel guilty about it!

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