My brother says it’s not that I get bored easily, it’s that I spend too much time doing stuff that bores me. I’d argue that it’s a combination of both.
I’m the type of person that needs lots of variety. I like chocolate cookies, but I don’t want to eat (or bake) them every day of the week. I’ll have some Monday this week, and Thursday next. Maybe. Who knows? I’ll see how I feel. Know what I mean?
I wanna mix it up, sit in the office today and do some creative techy stuff; tomorrow and the next day travel around taking random pictures: people, cars, the sky, whatever. The day after that be home doing some other creative shit: music, writing, photo-editing, creating a video, baking. Create, create, create.
Say whaaat? He created an app that bakes you sweet treats then sends a slideshow of images of your bake to your peeps? Whaaa..? Complete with a dynamically rendered backing track based on the images the app took? No waaayy…
But incredible things can happen when given the freedom to fight boredom in your own way, in your own style, in your own space, in your own time. This is the life I want to live. And still be able to pay the bills.
I’ll leave you with some quotes.
“I’ve got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.”
— Thomas Carlyle
“The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.”
— Arthur Schopenhauer
“Boredom is the root of all evil – the despairing refusal to be oneself.”
— Soren Kierkegaard
“Is life not a thousand times too short for us to bore ourselves?”
― Friedrich Nietzsche