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I am the most unspirited spirit known to man; Yet, I can be the most destructive or cause the most creation, depending on how I am put to use or perceived.
I cause many to sin . . . just because. . .
I cause depression in so many; I can even evoke anger in some.
If I go unchecked; I will cause my host to imagine that which is not real, and put my hosts into a state of imagery that has known to drive some men insane.
If I am allowed to continue to infest my host, I can produce a state of mind in which fantasy and realism blend together and are hard to distinguish apart.
Most of my hosts are totally unaware of how vicious I really am.
I am the beginning cause of many divorces and broken hearts.
No human is immune to my wrath; I have affected the young and old; the rich and the poor; the atheist, the believer.
I sneak into the minds of men and infect their souls before they realize it.
I am the culprit of self-inflicted addictions such as pornography, alcolism, overspending, gambling, and drug addiction.
My hosts can always eradicate me if they so choose. It only takes a little effort on their part. But, I am so discreet that most humans often see me as the effect and not the root cause.
The eradication of me has changed failures into scholars; defeat to success; sadness to joy; hate to love.
Although many see me as an evil spirit, the choices one makes from my existence can be positive or negative; it’s all up to my host. Without me, women would not be curious, and man would not be explorative. I have existed from the begining of time. I am an attribute to the original sin of Adam and Eve.
Who am I . . . (click below for answer)
I am simply the spirit of boredom.
On bordeom, I heard them say . . . .
An idle mind is the devil’s workshop –
Life is never boring but some people choose to be bored. The concept of boredom entails an inability to use up present moments in a personally fulfilling way. Boredom is a choice; something you visit upon yourself, and it is another of those self-defeating items that you can eliminate from your life.
~WAYNE W. DYER, Your Erroneous Zones
Boredom is … a vital problem for the moralist, since at least half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it.
~BERTRAND RUSSELL, The Conquest of Happiness
Boredom is what you fight. Constant, ever-present boredom. So you learn to look forward to small things. Sunlight glimpsed through a cloud, an extra piece of pie or candy, good thread to sew your blouse, a ribbon to wear in your hair.
~VALERIE W. WESLEY, Playing My Mother’s Blues
Boredom is the deadliest poison.
~WILLIAM F. BUCKLEY, JR., Milestones
Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time; serenity, that nothing is. ~Thomas Szasz
Ennui has made more gamblers than avarice, more drunkards than thirst, and perhaps as many suicides as despair.
Boredom is like a pitiless zooming in on the epidermis of time. Every instant is dilated and magnified like the pores of the face. ~Charlotte Whitton
When I get real bored, I like to drive downtown and get a great parking spot, then sit in my car and count how many people ask me if I’m leaving. ~-Steven Wright
A bore is a man who deprives you of solitude without providing you with company.
Gian Vincenzo Gravina (1664 – 1718)
Boredom is just the reverse side of fascination: both depend on being outside rather than inside a situation, and one leads to the other.
Boredom is not an end product, is comparatively rather an early stage in life and art. You’ve got to go by or past or through boredom, as through a filter, before the clear product emerges.
~F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Crack-Up
Man is the only animal that can be bored.
~Erich Fromm, The Sane Society (1955)
Perhaps the world’s second worst crime is boredom. The first is being a bore.
~Sir Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton
Boredom is the root of all evil-the despairing refusal to be oneself.
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. ~Dorothy Parker
The Turks have a proverb, which says, that “The devil tempts all other men, but that idle men tempt the devil.
~Colton, Lacon, 1820