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Old 10-29-2012, 07:45 PM   #41
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That might be a good response the next time someone asks you "Won't you be bored"? I'll bet they walk away quick.
That is a good one.

Been retired 5.5 years and rarely get bored. Maybe some during the winter when it's too cold for golf or hiking with the mutt. But our winters are mostly mild anyway. And I'm good at doing nothing so I'm usually content.
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:59 PM   #42
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So... for all those who are worried about boredom, I think you're worrying about the wrong problem.
Most retirees here spend more time thinking about their health and their money than boredom.

I'd rather spend time thinking about money, because it would mean my health is holding up.
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:54 AM   #43
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Not yet FIREd, but many people seem perplexed that I want to get out as soon as practical. I hear "Won't you be bored?" a lot, and my answer is always that I've been bored before, but I never thought being at work was the antidote...
Gee I miss mission statements, team meetings, performance appraisals, etc. .... Shortly after lunch, I expect I shall nap. This is probably boring, but I won't notice or care. Retirement is good.
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I got hit yesterday with the won't you be bored question. I have no idea why anyone would pose that question to a 63 yo. Any how, I asked him if he looked forward to his weekends and then reminded him that every day will be Saturday for me.
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I got hit yesterday with the won't you be bored question. I have no idea why anyone would pose that question to a 63 yo. Any how, I asked him if he looked forward to his weekends and then reminded him that every day will be Saturday for me.
That's just cruel...
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That's just cruel...
Ha Ha, the individual who is asked is one of those higher up a-holes, so it felt good telling him that
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:10 AM   #47
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What Nord said +1

Age changes perspective, and definitely affects the emotional and compassionate part of the psyche...

Additionally, at some point the energies and restlessness eventually slow. Not with everyone, to be sure, but priorities do change. While the brain says "I wanna do this", the body speaks back... "Yeah, for a little while, but go easy on me".

I find myself being more passive, and tried to analyze this. Coincidentally, today I found an article that speaks to passivity, and makes the argument that Television is changing "people"... and offers some statistics on the amount of television that people watch... by age. .. and compares this to earlier years. Average # of TV's/home 2+, with 65% of homes having 3 or more TVs. Average viewing hrs/month 151.

The rest of the article goes to the psychology of TV watching and the Passivity that it engenders.

Does TV Help Make Americans Passive and Accepting of Authority? | Alternet

Seems that the subject of boredom would be incomplete without acknowledging the effect or affect of television.
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I find myself being more passive, and tried to analyze this. Coincidentally, today I found an article that speaks to passivity, and makes the argument that Television is changing "people"... and offers some statistics on the amount of television that people watch... by age. .. and compares this to earlier years. Average # of TV's/home 2+, with 65% of homes having 3 or more TVs. Average viewing hrs/month 151.

The rest of the article goes to the psychology of TV watching and the Passivity that it engenders.

Does TV Help Make Americans Passive and Accepting of Authority? | Alternet

Seems that the subject of boredom would be incomplete without acknowledging the effect or affect of television.
I have found that in retirement, I much prefer to play video games (which are not passive, in the sense that I actively affect the outcome depending on what I choose to do within the game) or to do other non-passive things rather than just passively watching TV. TV really CAN get boring to me after a while. If I watch TV, I multitask to fend off boredom.
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