November 3, 2014
Does boredom lead to trouble?
Boredom sometimes does lead to trouble. In most cases in young ages, sometimes people would actually start to think of things to do that they would know are wrong and just do it because it is something to do. I have been in example in this type of situation and got in trouble multiple times. It is as if when boredom strikes, trouble crosses my mind. When you do not feel stimulated through activity you’ll end up looking for some sort of stimulation, which could be trouble.
In my personal experience, I had gotten in trouble because of being bored and finding something stupid to do. In example, when I was in SASA the summer program for Coppin, my friends Shawan, Dominique and I were always getting into trouble because we were bored, one time we threw a party in an unauthorized place at 2am because we were bored, got caught by Ms. Perrish (the head Peer Leader) and she almost sent us home and we would not have been able to attend Coppin State University instead she took our visitation for our first semester. It was not only us three in there it was about 20 girls in the room and we all would have been sent home but that would not have looked good on Ms. Perrish part if she would have sent us all home.
But a lot of teens are this way, they tend to get bored and do stupid things. In example, I read this essay on blogspot.com and this girl said she tends to get in trouble as well. In her third paragraph she states, “For me, boredom can lead to trouble. Why? Because when we get bored, it is possible that we try to find something more exciting. Here are some activities we usually do when we get bored.” She makes the point that this is not uncommon and that other teens go through this.
However, my friend Dominique learned her lesson, keeps herself occupied, and stays out of trouble. On the other hand, Shawan and I, do dumb things as if we have a death wish or wish to...
...BoredomLeads to Trouble
The first thing that a toddler does when he has nothing to do is destroy everything he can hold. Some years afterwards, teenage arrives as the time of enjoyment and fun. As adolescents advance into later ages their time is usually always coupled with boredom. It is just a matter of minutes when one sees several “I’m bored” statuses updated on Facebook: a resort for all of ourboredom! Yasmine Musharbash defined this state of boredom to be a response to having too much choice of activities around one. However, it is also linked to repetition and monotony (Musharbash 308). From another perspective, where many people would be appreciative of this choice and will find ways of putting it to good use, some would consider it the best opportunity for destructive fun. Boredom appears to be an innocent state of mind prevalent among teenagers. Yet, it is held responsible for attracting a large number of adolescent law-breakers towards crime. Teenagers are full of zeal and energy and it is inevitable that they store all that in them with no activity at hand. Surplus energy and a passion for excitement in combination with boredom brew in the cauldron of their immature minds to produce, in most cases, trouble.
Youth are the future of any nation and many hopes are associated with them. It is the responsibility of adults to...
...rest. Boredom is an emotional state experienced when an individual is left without anything in particular to do, and not interested in their surroundings. The first recorded use 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 print in the sense of "to be tiresome or dull" since 1768. The French term for boredom, ennui, is sometimes used in English as well.
Boredom has been defined by Cynthia D. Fisher in terms of its main central psychological processes: “an unpleasant, transient affective state in which the individual feels a pervasive lack of interest and difficulty concentrating on the current activity.” Mark Leary et al. describe boredom as “an affective experience associated with cognitive attentional processes.” In positive psychology, boredom is described as a response to a moderate challenge for which the subject has more than enough skill.
There are three types of boredom, all of which involve problems of engagement of attention. These include times when we are prevented from engaging in wanted activity, when we are forced to engage in unwanted activity, or when we are simply unable for no apparent reason to maintain engagement in any activity or spectacle. Boredom proneness is a tendency to experience...
...Garcia, Beverly O.
8. Boredom in school
Boredom in school that has different causes that makes a student do bad in their learning habit. Its causes could be a simple disinterest or impairabilty. Its effects would either make their school life not so good or their career not so productive. However, this study topic about boredom might not be too interesting to some students. But this would let them know that simple things likeboredom could affect their lives.
8.1 Causes of boredom
There are many causes of boredom that a student acquires. There are also such simple factors of becoming bored. And a bit complicated causes that are not popularly known. It is important to have knowledge of a cause of a specific matter. That knowledge would give an idea on how to prevent being bored.
8.1.1 Less enjoyable things
Topics or lack of challenge can cause boredom. Students become bored if they already know the topic being covered in class. Gifted student, for example grasp concepts easily and quickly and exhibit skill proficiency beyond their grade level. Boredom in school is also caused by lack of application of knowledge and some students might think that subjects or topics they are learning are not relevant to their lives and future careers.
8.1.2 Atmosphere and Weather
The atmosphere and weather are also factors of being bored. For example, for the...
...Can Boredomlead to trouble?
Can boredomlead to trouble? Unfortunately, we must admit that it is true. Boredom usually occurs when you have nothing to do and when there is lack or no interest involved in the situation that is presented. You are bored because you are stuck in an instance that you don’t want to belong in, but yet you cannot do anything about it or are not doing anything about it. Your mind is not completely focused and it is difficult to concentrate and feel interested. Usually, some people use to cry out “I’m Bored!” when they already feel the presence of boredom.
People who are experiencing boredom get into all sorts of mischief, whether they are young or old. They may start hanging out with a bad company just because it would bring some entertainment. The same motivation can make them try and use cigarettes, alcoholic drinks or even drugs abuse as people seek out new thrills. Boredom often makes young people do something illegal and may commit some crime, just because they think it would make them feel excited. It blocks our interest and enjoyment in different conditions and it can even lead to suicide as people despair of life. Even if a bored person stays at home and watches TV, this still can leadtrouble because they may adopt a couch potato lifestyle and spoil their...
...negatives of boredomBoredom makes people convulsively look for any occupation, so that they would not be idle.
They are willing to do anything in order not to be on their own: to drink alcohol, to do a
meaningless work, to gamble, to spend days and nights on the Internet. Boredom is a quite
dangerous thing. It makes your life uninteresting in those moments when you’re not at the
stage of frenzied motion. Boredom turns quietness into anguish and solitude into torture.
Boredom is like a narcotic desire. When you have some occupation, you feel yourself perfectly
fine and passionate about something, but once you are deprived of this occupation, you begin
to experience withdrawal and a painful desire to puzzle yourselves with something. In this
case, maybe work becomes one of the ways to escape from yourself.
Boredom is nearly always essential to creativity. It isn’t true that creativity is mostly sparked by
having a specific problem to be solved. It’s far more likely to arise because the person is bored
with the way something has been done a thousand times before and wants to try something
new. That’s why new movements in technology, the arts, and even public life usually start when
there are still plenty of people polishing and refining the current approach. They don’t begin
because what is being done now is totally played out; they begin because a few people...
...Does wealth lead to happiness?
You can't buy happiness! Have you heard this before? Do you think that it is true? Surely we have all heard this age old adage, and most of us understand that it is indeed true. You cannot buy yourself a happy life.
But does that mean that money is bad, that we should not strive to build wealth and financial prosperity for ourselves and those that we love? Absolutely not. Just as money does not buy happiness, it definitely does not repel it either. In fact, there are many negative beliefs about money that many people hold, beliefs that literally kill off any chance for them to ever get rich.
Having financial abundance is something that most people desire. How can it not be? Money is an essential part of living, and the more of it you have, the more freedom you are able to enjoy. I personally think that the money can't buy happiness line is just an excuse that many people use to justify why they are not rich, even though they secretly wish they were.
They use this statement as a way to project to others that they are not rich because they do not want to be, because they frown upon it, when in all reality they would strive for wealth if they actually thought they had a chance at attaining it.
I think that happiness stems from deeper levels than material abundance. But I also feel that money can greatly enhance the excitement, freedom, and enjoyability of...
THE TROUBLE WITH TALENT: ARE WE BORN SMART OR DO WE GET SMART?
Kathy Seal is a journalist and author who has written about education and psychology since 1985 for such publications as The New York Times, Family Circle, and Parents. Seal attended Barnard College, where she graduated magna cum laude. She is the author of two books: Riches and Fame and I the Pleasures of Sense (1971) and Motivated Minds: Raising Children to Love Learning (2001). "The Trouble with Talent" appeared in the July, 1993 issue o/Lear's magazine.
'Jim Stigler was in an awkward position. Fascinated by the fact that Asian students routinely do better than American kids at elementary math, the UCLA psychologist wanted to test whether persistence might be the key factor. So he designed and administered an experiment in which he gave the same insolvable math problem to separate small groups of Japanese and American children. 2 Sure enough, most American kids attacked the problem, struggled briefly—then gave up. The Japanese kids, however, worked on and on and on. Eventually, Stigler stopped the experiment when it began to feel inhumane: If the Japanese kids were uninterrupted, they seemed willing to plow on indefinitely. 3 "The Japanese kids assumed that if they kept working, they'd eventually get it," Stigler recalls. "The Americans thought, 'Either you get it or you don't.'" 4 Stigler's work, detailed in his 1992 book The Learning Gap...
...short-run interest rates could not help the economy to recover. Due to this relatively new monetary policy became more popular – quantitative easing, also known as QE. “QE refers change the size of central bank's balance sheet in order to ease liquidity”(Alan S.Blinder, Quantiative Easing: Entrance and Exit Strategies, p.1, 2010). However, some people refer to this policy as simply “printing money” or “the helicopter money” (Milton Friedman), and argue that QE necessarily ends in inflation. Therefore, firstly it is necessary to show show the difference between “printing money” and QE policy. Finally, combining different economics theories (Monetarist and Keynesian) and QE policy's assumptions this essay will show that in the short-run QE does bring inflation. But in the long-run it may and even unsustainable one if the central banks use wrong “exit strategies” (explained later on).
FIRST PARAGRAPH: First of all, it is necessary to define and explain what is quantitative easing. It is a relatively new monetary policy which was first introduced in Japan in 2001-2006. It is used when extremely low interest rates can not help. In Japan's case interest rates reached 0% and the central bank could not have gone any further to negative interest rates (even though some countries did this).So that more money could be circulated in the economy, when historically low interest rates can not help. Consequently, BoJ (Bank of Japan) used QE in order to increase central...