Single Idea 9298

[catalogued under 23. Ethics / F. Existentialism / 4. Boredom]

Full Idea

It is perfectly possible to be bored without being aware of the fact.

Gist of Idea

We can be unaware that we are bored


Lars Svendsen (A Philosophy of Boredom [2005], Ch.1)

Book Reference

Svendsen,Lars: 'A Philosophy of Boredom' [Reaktion Books 2005], p.14

A Reaction

True. Also, I sometimes mistake indecision for boredom. It becomes very hard to say for certain whether you are bored. I am certain that I am bored if I am forced to do something which has no interest for me. The big one is free-but-bored.