What is the best life?
Perhaps the best life is a life devoid of boredom.
If you avoid boredom, then naturally you do things which are fun for you.
And what is ‘fun’?
- Fun is challenging yourself
- Fun is improvisational
- Fun is challenging, difficult, and interesting.
Every child intuitively chases fun, but when we get older, the goal of society is this:
To subdue children into doing boring “adult-like” things. To withstand boredom.
And how do we get kids to deal with boredom? Punishment if they refuse to obey!
So essentially we grow up thinking:
To withstand boredom is virtuous.
But what if boredom were a vice? To engage in boring things is anti to our nature.
My solution? Choose fun.