Why Being Bored Is Good


Technology keeps us constantly stimulated. What do we lose when we no longer have nothing to do?
BY MARK KINGWELL

BOREDOM IS ONE of the most common human experiences, yet it seems continually to defy complete understanding.
We all know what it is to feel bored, but what exactly prompts, constitutes, or follows from the condition of boredom is far less obvious.
Is boredom a function of leisure?
Does boredom tangle desire or personal conditions, or both?
That is, when I stare at the full refrigerator and complain that there is nothing to eat, or when I scan 100 cable channels and find nothing to watch, who or what, exactly, is to blame?

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Never Lose Hope

Never Lose Hope

Never Lose Hope. You never know what tomorrow might bring.

None of us are immune from falling into difficult times. That plight is something we all have in common. Another thing we all have in common is the ability to choose how we are going to react to the difficult times when they come. Will we allow them to destroy our hope for the future or will we decide to view them as a learning experience meant to help us as we continue to move forward with hope that the best is yet to come.
Amy Rees Anderson, Forbes

Faith About Believing

Faith About Believing

Faith: Believing in Something, when Common Sense Tells You Not To.

Someone added to the above quote with… “strong belief in God or in the doctrines of a religion, based on spiritual apprehension rather than proof.”

Faith is confidence or trust in a particular system of religious belief, in which faith may equate to confidence based on some perceived degree of warrant. Wikipedia

Faith is trust, assurance and confidence in God. Living faith is shown by service and obedience to God. God will increase our faith if we fervently ask and draw close to Him.