What is boredom?
Boredom is an emotional state experienced during periods lacking activity or when individuals are uninterested in the activities surrounding them. The first record of the word boredom is in the novel Bleak House by Charles Dickens, written in 1852, in which it appears six times, although the expression to be a bore had been used in the sense of "to be tiresome or dull" since 1768.
Boredom is relieved by the antidote of thrills. Almost all that we do other than normal duty, such as school work, job, home work are to relieve boredom. Spiritual saints revel in bliss. Rest of us hunt for remedies to relieve boredom beginning with toys in childhood. Entertainment indoor and outdoor, recreation and parties, hobbies and passion give thrills that relieve boredom.
Psychological understandings of boredom can differ greatly from mainstream interpretations. From a Psychological perspective boredom is not a lack of things to do but a lack of engaging things to do. It is also the lack of interest in and difficulty concentrating on the current activity. Boredom may occur if we are prevented from participating in an activity, when we are forced to participate in an activity, or simply when we are unable to maintain…