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How can one tell the difference between being bored or being content?
Is there a common link? What is the differences? Is it a matter of attitude? What do you think?
When you're bored you (wish for changes) to be made in your life.
When you're content you have no desire to make any changes. In fact you value having stability and predictability in your life.
Content is (accepting) things as they are and being "fine" with it.
Naturally if something better came along you'd accept it but you're not spending time hoping and wishing for any changes.
I would define "bored" as a lack of interest in whatever is currently being done, if anything. As a teacher, I could be grading assignments for hours and be bored because I was not interested in what I was doing. I think being content is similar to being at peace with the current situation. "Content" has a more positive connotation associated with it.. If I was grading assignments for hours and was content, I had no issue with what I was doing.
I agree with you. Content is associated with positive thinking. It is a feeling of satisfaction at whatever position you are. Boredom is associated with negative feeling because you are not satisfied with it. You feel restless and want some change
The common link is that both are states of your mind and heart resulting from your actions and circumstances.
It is actually a matter of feeling and experience. Not an attitude by itself. An attitude that gets formed out of your feelings and experiences.
You get being bored when something is too much monotonous and does not give you pleasure or satisfaction. Rather, you get disliking and uneasiness at your state of affairs. You feel drowsy and sleepy also at it. You want to get out of it anyhow.
On the other hand, being content is a feeling of satisfaction that you derive on being at your state of affairs. You are positive, at ease and feel happy also at your position. You may see other better options, but you feel that you need not worry even if you don't get at them because of your content state.
As I read this question I was immediately reminded of the fact that I have been in nearly identical situations and have had totally different "feelings". All the way from anger to peaceful loving. Certainly I have been bored while watching something exciting and content when involved in something stressful.
Boredom and contentedness are inside jobs.
The feeling of boredom is an emotion of lacking of interest and wanting to change it, but not always knowing how or where to start, sometimes it can lead to depression.
Being content means a satisfaction of accepting how things are and not seeing any need to change, being happy with the way things are.
I have always been very lucky, as neither of these have had any bearing in my life...never bored or just content...I love change up...
awesome question you proposed ! thanks
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