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26 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 20 December 2008 12:31AM

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Comment author: Kai 20 December 2008 08:23:39PM 0 points [-]

As a biologist, I'm pretty wrapped up in all the awesome weirdness this planet has to offer, and I know for a fact there is no way I could ever become bored with it.

It seems to me, if you are bored with life you are doing it wrong, no matter how old you are. Ennui is caused by an unwillingness to step outside of your comfortable boundaries, and not by a lack of interesting things to see, do, or ponder. It is also an unwillingness to simply take pleasure in the genuine present moment. Someone once told me "Do not depend on others to entertain you, boredom is a sign of immaturity."