Chronically Bored People Exhibit Higher Risk-Taking Behavior
An ill-understood emotion may play a role in everything from drug addiction to how satisfied we are with our lives.
For most people, boredom is a passing, nearly trivial feeling that lifts as soon as your number is called, a task is completed or a lecture ends. But boredom has a darker side: Easily bored people are at higher risk for depression, anxiety, drug addiction, alcoholism, compulsive gambling, eating disorders, hostility, anger, poor social skills, bad grades and low work performance.
Full story at Scientific American By Anna Gosline