Single Idea 9310

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

Full Idea

In the profound form of boredom, I am bored by boredom itself.

Gist of Idea

The profoundest boredom is boredom with boredom


Lars Svendsen (A Philosophy of Boredom [2005], Ch.3)

Book Reference

Svendsen,Lars: 'A Philosophy of Boredom' [Reaktion Books 2005], p.121

A Reaction

Boredom is boring, which is why I try to avoid it. Third-level boredom is a rather enchanting idea. It sounds remarkably similar to the Buddha experiencing enlightenment.