What the mysterious boredom divide teaches us

What the boredom signal is really telling you, Danckert explains, is that you are failing to interact with the world – you have lost control of your surroundings and you aren’t being effective. Like other negative emotions, such as anger and sadness, it’s possible that boredom evolved to motivate us. “What we’re really looking for is to be cognitively engaged. We want to be able to use our mental resources for something that we find meaningful.” Link

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