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Boredom specialist

Study the psyche, find the cure
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Boredom has been destroying joy since the beginning of time. But is also the mother of invention.

So I propose a role for clinical psychologists and the medical profession.

prescribe activities to human beings to make them less bored.

Study the psyche and what makes a person tick, use evidence from other people to provide precedent. (People who are miserable and like science fiction are likely to like X)

There we go, that's the idea.

chronological, Nov 16 2020

Psychology of boredom http://www.changeit...chology-of-boredom/
[kdf, Nov 16 2020]

Never a dull moment https://www.apa.org...3/07-08/dull-moment
[kdf, Nov 16 2020]

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       Not an invention, not a new idea, and helpfile [mark-for- deletion] reasons include "we should research."
kdf, Nov 16 2020
  

       If the intent is to encourage innovation, the objective should be to make people more bored, shirley ?
8th of 7, Nov 16 2020
  

       I think you've got that covered, 8th.
kdf, Nov 16 2020
  

       My big brother told me when I was a bored pre-teen that boredom was nothing more than the lack of inner resources.   

       I became a master at not looking bored, even when I was because I didn't want him to have the satisfaction of being right.
blissmiss, Nov 17 2020
  

       // when I was a bored pre-teen //   

       ... but now you're a bored adult ... ?   

       // boredom was nothing more than the lack of inner resources. //   

       And is he right ?   

       // I became a master //   

       Gr. "mistress" ...   

       // because I didn't want him to have the satisfaction of being right. //   

       Ah, females ...
8th of 7, Nov 17 2020
  

       There's this thing called irony that those with a sophisticated command of the English language sometimes use ...   

       ... but then you wouldn't know about that.   

       Obvious intent: Correcting allegedly incorrect grammar.   

       Subtle subtext: Mildly salacious innuendo about [blissmiss].   

       Pick the one you like best.
8th of 7, Nov 17 2020
  

       Do we get to do the Voldemort Dark Mark thing, too ?
8th of 7, Nov 17 2020
  

       Don't be so negative, 8th. I think it's cute that girls can sometimes get degrees now. And it shows all the nay-sayers that affirmative action _does_ work.
spidermother, Nov 18 2020
  

       Voldemort? And you call yourself a Pratchett fan?   

       "There's lots of poor children in Klatch that'd be grateful for a curse like that."
kdf, Nov 18 2020
  

       yawn
pashute, Nov 18 2020
  

       And then I read the annotations. (Was something deleted here in between the 8ths?)
pashute, Nov 18 2020
  

       Yes, [kdf] killed a few annos, but we have them logged if you want them back. Mainly about filling skulls with snakes.
8th of 7, Nov 18 2020
  

       Re: Missing annos - wasn't me who deleted them, unless it was by a set of unlikely multiple accidents. I noticed they were missing when I went looking for one to check some wording.   

       Not important enough for me to repost though. Just some bantering between me and 8th, not really relevant to the original suggestion.
kdf, Nov 18 2020
  

       //Not important enough for me// One maybe, a few ... a parasomnial problem?
wjt, Nov 21 2020
  


 

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