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Updated on October 14, 2012

Bore enbadhu vaazhkayin miga mukkiyamana amsam (Boredom is a very important and integral part of Life) said my dad when I first started saying "I am bored!". I do not really remember when I started using the word "Bore", but definitely it was in my teens! Children nowadays seem to say "I am bored" as the first few sentences they speak.

I was constantly cribbing about how my work life is so boring, a few months back. On my way to the office, I started observing people all around and found that almost all common professions are boring - driver, conductor, shop boy, owner of shops, traffic policeman, even beggar!

I do not really know if people in creative jobs like media, advertising, cinema, who indeed are creative and keep doing new things ever get bored of their work!

On the personal side too, life gets boring. People get bored with people around them. Bored with the routine household activities, putting up with the same faces day after day, living in the same neighborhood for years together etc. My dad was indeed right! The statement mentioned in the first line of my note is fully realized by me today without any query!

Many of us do not realize the boring monotonous life around! I will call them lucky, as they are the ones who will not think, analyze and waste their time on what's reality! Others like me, end up being like me!

The question now is, did our parents get as bored as we get and how about our grandparents? The funny thing is we have so much entertainment now, that was not available earlier! Entertainment which is supposed to be just a side dish has become the main dish! Yet, we are bored!

40 years back, children never had so many options to entertain themselves, yet they were not bored. My dad has so many childhood stories to narrate and my mom claims she was never bored in her childhood. I remember my senior secondary school life to be the most boring part of my life.

Childhood - we don't realize the boredom much, School - fun for some, College - boring for few, Marriage - no comments, Parenthood - mixed emotions, old age - boring indeed!

We only yearn so much to move from one stage of boredom to another throughout our life, some not realizing it, some consciously doing it to avoid boredom, others like me just go through the motion!


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      kala krishnaswami 5 years ago

      Start to love everything around you.Boredom won't be there if you

      make yourself feel wanted.God has given us a colourful world and

      start probing into the environment,people,pets etc around you.You

      won't have the time to say that you are bored.Everything is in the mind.

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      Deepika Arun 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      @CVSingh: Hmmm yeah true in a sense! It is also equally important that you care about the other person in order to avoid boredom!

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      Deepika Arun 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      @OTEE : On FB! ;)

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      C V Singh 5 years ago

      You may avoid boredom if you find at least one person (a friend/a wife/husband/mother) around you who understands you well and cares about you.

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      Disillusioned 5 years ago from Kerala, India

      Ah! Reading this hubpage article is an important and integral part of life!

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      OTEE 5 years ago from India


      "Bore enbadhu vaazhkayin miga mukkiyamana amsam"

      Idhai yerkanave paditha niyabagam. Have you written this elsewhere?