Connotations associated with boredom
- The negative connotations
- Boredom leads to immorality
- Boredom is the mark of weakness
- The positive connotations
- Boredom brings some clarity
If boredom has a rather negative connotation is that a priority the most general sense, boredom is to feel the pain of absence. Boredom is a dismal state of life. The trouble is lack of beauty. Ugliness is evidence of boredom [Nahum-Cluster, 1995]. The subject bored does not feel "brilliant". Boredom is disgust for life, not just disgust of his life, but disgust for life in general. C. Juliet [1998, p. 23] describes very well the pain:
Thus, for years, long and trying years, I was prey to boredom. A massive boredom. Suffering continues. For it is impossible to escape a state that is defined by a lack of interest in itself, for what is offered, for life in general. Where to go, what to do, what to ask some respite when you approach everything fades, empties, is struck inanity? Where to draw the energy to overcome this indifference at all then it is born of fatigue, exhaustion? Where to find the patience to endure while gnawing pain, defaces your roots, consume your last forces? Often, very often for long periods, I had to stick to the limits of the untenable. Torn, divided, the being was both. He was watching the inquisitive eye, scourged, annihilated, and it was the other one who was not participating in life. The merciless eye his life kept well away, or overlooked the very top of that she could not feel rejected or crushed.