There are only two valid philosophical questions: One, whether, in the face of the absurdity of life, to commit suicide or not and the other, if we choose to live, how do we overcome ennui?

– Camus


E M Cioran


Compared to the kind that lies ahead of me, the boredom inhabiting me now seems so gratifyingly intolerable that I dread consuming its terrors.

– Cioron



I have a low tolerance for boredom and high tolerance for pain. It’s a helluva combination.


7 thoughts on “Ennui

  1. Well, does this mean we have to entertain ourselves, Benn? No more complaining how “boring” life is?
    I am a lot like you, little tolerance for people who cannot find something to do, read, watch, participate in or hike through. Smiles, Robin


    • Yes, I suppose it does, Robin. I am a seeker of adventure, intellectual stimulation, and truth. I find life for the most part to be exciting and certainly a journey. My motto is, “Buy the ticket, take the ride.” Cheers!


  2. “Adult life is dealing with an enormous amount of questions that don’t have any answers. So I let the mystery settle into my music. I don’t deny anything. I don’t advocate anything. I just live with it. We live in a tragic world, but there’s grace all around you. That’s tangible. So you try to attend to the grace.” ~ Bruce Springsteen.

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