Instructions for "Be Bored":
What you have just done is expand your ability to be happy. By practising being a bit bored now and again, you diminish the need to be stimulated all the time. Too much stimulation has a negative effect on the nervous system, and therefore your physical and mental health, eventually wearing down your ability to be happy and content.
"A person accustomed to too much excitement is like a person with a morbid craving for pepper, who comes last to be unable even to taste a quantity of pepper which would cause anyone else to choke. There is an element of boredom which is inseparable from the avoidance of too much excitement, and too much excitement not only undermines the health, but dulls the palate for every kind of pleasure, substituting titillations for profound organic satisfactions, cleverness for wisdom, and jagged surprises for beauty." - Bertrand Russell
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