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How Boredom Can Lead To Your Most Brilliant Ideas

As part of one of my daily challenges, I vowed myself to watch one TED video every day under each category listed in the TED library. I have corrected my mistakes, laughed like a lunatic at some and learnt some of the best practices shown by world leaders from various walks of life.

I thought it would be great if I can share some of the best videos with you guys. I sincerely hope this weekly series will provide some kind of motivation to you. Feel free to share the video with someone who really needs to see this. After all, sharing is caring!

Today’s Video Category: Addiction

Topic: How Boredom Can Lead To Your Most Brilliant Ideas by Manoush Zomordi.

Why I recommend this?

For years before Kindle came in my life, I was a big addict to Instagram, Twitter and WhatsApp. The constant need to check what others are posting was growing onto me. It has taken me exactly that one hack which Manoush Zomorodi suggests in the TED talk. “Delete the app”.

It was only after I deleted, signed out or snubbed the notifications of these apps, I found liberation from my addiction. Addiction, be it towards drugs or phone is a disease and it should be treated like one. Manoush clearly explains how phones ruin our lives and completely take over our mental space. What do we do then, to escape from boredom? She asks us to allow ourselves to be bored. Boredom can lead us to our most brilliant ideas. And apps like Snapchat, Netflix, Facebook just rob us off from this most important ability. Being bored is not dangerous, for it leads to most brilliant ideas. But, being addicted to apps is definitely dangerous. To know more, go ahead and watch the video.

Header Photo by Ashkan Forouzani on Unsplash


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