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So is it best to be busy or bored?

  1. Jun 29, 2006 #1

    wolram

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    It seems to go by so quickly when you are busy, but when you are bored it seems to drag for ever, so is it best to be busy or bored?
     
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  3. Jun 29, 2006 #2

    JamesU

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    bored:
    ...Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
    You fritter and waste the hours in an off-hand way
    Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town
    Waiting for someone or something to show you the way
    Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain
    You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today...

    busy:
    ...And then the one day you find ten years have got behind you
    No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun
    And you run and you run to catch up with the sun, but it's sinking
    And racing around to come up behind you again
    The sun is the same in the relative way, but you're older
    And shorter of breath and one day closer to death...
     
  4. Jun 29, 2006 #3

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    I'm absolutely incapable of being bored; in fact, it's very hard for me to even understand the concept. If there's nothing to do, there's always something to think about. If there's nothing worth thinking about, there's always beer. If I'm out of beer, there's always sleep. :biggrin:
     
  5. Jun 29, 2006 #4

    Lisa!

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    Eh I get bored if there aren't some really nice people around me or I don't have some intersting article/books to read!(the 2nd is better since I get bored by people after 1 hour!
    Didn't you mistype the word 'sleep'?
     
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  6. Jun 29, 2006 #5

    Danger

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    Ooops! Yeah, sorry. Nice catch, Lisa. :redface:
     
  7. Jun 29, 2006 #6

    Lisa!

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    Sir, if I ever come to England, I won't let you to get bored!o:)

    Sleep with sheep!:tongue:
     
  8. Jun 29, 2006 #7
    It's best to be busy when you're bored. :approve:
     
  9. Jun 29, 2006 #8

    wolram

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    I could keep you busy too, are you any good at decorating? i could trade you a days work for a day out visiting some place, you would have to cook for yourself and bring some books or other entertainment as i do not have TV.
     
  10. Jun 29, 2006 #9

    brewnog

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    FAR better to be busy than bored.

    If I've been bored at work all day, I feel guilty for having been sat around kicking my heels. If I've been ridiculously busy, it feels amazingly satisfying to leave work thinking "dude, I've worked my titties off today, I've achieved something, and there's plenty to do tomorrow but for now I deserve my relaxation" and the beer tastes so much better!

    That's not to say I always need something to do in my personal time; "the time you spend wasting is not a waste of time".
     
  11. Jun 29, 2006 #10
    if u r bored of being bored make urslf busy... if bored of being busy take time off. there gotta be something dark to see that there's something bright
     
  12. Jun 29, 2006 #11
    The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.

    Attributed to both Ellen Parr, and Dorothy Parker (but what isn't attributed to Dorothy Parker?)
     
  13. Jun 29, 2006 #12
    What if your bored of being curious?
     
  14. Jun 29, 2006 #13

    Danger

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    Then become curious about boredom to figure out why.
     
  15. Jun 29, 2006 #14
    :smile: lol. nice
     
  16. Jun 30, 2006 #15

    Lisa!

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    But thsi thread is about your boredom not mine, so it's me who should think of ways to kee you busy. Well for sure I don't expect others to do my chores or stuff, but there's something aboutwomen and that's they always can find something to keep you busy!:tongue2:
     
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