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    Getting comfortable with boredom is a good skill to develop

    I have a rather undemanding job these days that serves my purposes and it pays well. I have no interest in switching. I don't have the pressing desire to study hard for the time being. I will be going on a nice vacation in January, but that's January. I'm remembering something my old man used to get annoyed about, but now I understand. He would say "can't you just sit"? You don't always have to be doing something. Sitting on the back porch and just observing and hearing without thinking of anything has its value. I think it's time to learn to appreciate what my old man was talking about.

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    Re: Getting comfortable with boredom is a good skill to develop

    These self-help, SDET threads are great... Thank you.

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    Re: Getting comfortable with boredom is a good skill to develop

    Avoiding boredom seems to be better skill to develop. Today I mowed an acre lot, put a coat of polyurethane on a previously stained screen door (to be installed tomorrow), worked a bit on plans and a material list for building an insulated dog house, watched some television, played some online poker and posted some stuff here on DP.
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    Re: Getting comfortable with boredom is a good skill to develop

    Quote Originally Posted by SDET View Post
    I have a rather undemanding job these days that serves my purposes and it pays well. I have no interest in switching. I don't have the pressing desire to study hard for the time being. I will be going on a nice vacation in January, but that's January. I'm remembering something my old man used to get annoyed about, but now I understand. He would say "can't you just sit"? You don't always have to be doing something. Sitting on the back porch and just observing and hearing without thinking of anything has its value. I think it's time to learn to appreciate what my old man was talking about.
    Absolutely but I have to say, I never get bored with just sitting these days...it provides opportunity for reflecting and contemplating...
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    Re: Getting comfortable with boredom is a good skill to develop

    "Getting comfortable with boredom is a good skill to develop"

    Only if you are living in a 3rd world country.

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    Re: Getting comfortable with boredom is a good skill to develop

    Enjoying the moment is not boredom, being at peace and enjoying quite solitude on a deck or something is not boredom, observing the sights and sounds or even listening to the rain is not boredom.

    Why is everyone so damn judgmental as if being as peace in some way means boredom?
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    Re: Getting comfortable with boredom is a good skill to develop

    Quote Originally Posted by SDET View Post
    I have a rather undemanding job these days that serves my purposes and it pays well. I have no interest in switching. I don't have the pressing desire to study hard for the time being. I will be going on a nice vacation in January, but that's January. I'm remembering something my old man used to get annoyed about, but now I understand. He would say "can't you just sit"? You don't always have to be doing something. Sitting on the back porch and just observing and hearing without thinking of anything has its value. I think it's time to learn to appreciate what my old man was talking about.
    Sounds like a perfect time to do some real "thinking". You can stay seated.
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    Re: Getting comfortable with boredom is a good skill to develop

    Quote Originally Posted by SDET View Post
    I have a rather undemanding job these days that serves my purposes and it pays well. I have no interest in switching. I don't have the pressing desire to study hard for the time being. I will be going on a nice vacation in January, but that's January. I'm remembering something my old man used to get annoyed about, but now I understand. He would say "can't you just sit"? You don't always have to be doing something. Sitting on the back porch and just observing and hearing without thinking of anything has its value. I think it's time to learn to appreciate what my old man was talking about.
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    Re: Getting comfortable with boredom is a good skill to develop

    Once I get over this lazy phase, studying Machine Learning would be more profitable.


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    Re: Getting comfortable with boredom is a good skill to develop

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Avoiding boredom seems to be better skill to develop. Today I mowed an acre lot, put a coat of polyurethane on a previously stained screen door (to be installed tomorrow), worked a bit on plans and a material list for building an insulated dog house, watched some television, played some online poker and posted some stuff here on DP.
    Sounds ****ing boring to me...

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