Sunday, March 17, 2013

What to do, What to do, What to do...

I did not mean to have it on replay (well, maybe I did)- but do you have the same feeling when you are bored?
I learned something while watching my 3 year old nephew-that kid never gets bored! I mean, we could watch the television or be doing house chores- but he's forever playing if not with his toys, then with his very (and I mean very) immobile bicycle.
So, when I hear people say "I am bored" I figured before I would immediately say "I know the feeling." But now, I say "really?"
I mean- I discovered the world of books, music and writing and of late I have been practising my ASL (American Sign Language)- and my Korean and Chinese characters while also doing some writing for a Democracy Project. So-that said, I reckon I cannot get bored not unless I am not motivated to do anything.
And that's exactly what boredom is. It's the absence of motivation to engage in anything- and imagine just how awful that is!
So while we are at it, never say you are bored when your mind can engage you in some wordplay, reading, basic algebra-or a movie or music. Never say you are bored for as long as you can will yourself to engage in an activity.

How can one change the world if one identifies oneself with everybody?