Is Your Job So Boring It’s Killing You?

Bored PrincessLondon researchers studied 7,524 civil workers, and concluded “those who report being bored are more likely to die younger than those who are not bored.”

Severe job boredom made them 2.5 times more likely to die of cardiovascular disease, and this article argues chronic boredom also “lures desperate humans into ‘make-me-feel-alive’ behavior like over-eating, alcoholism, sex addiction, drug dependency, smoking, self-mutilation, off-road racing, fist-fighting, pathological gambling, and vandalism…”

There’s also a helpful list of the most boring cities, books, and jobs, plus the countries where you’re most likely to commit suicide. It’s the #1 reason people oppose immortality, according to one survey, but fortunately, this article predicts boredom will vanish in the future — “especially after all redundant work is performed by robots.” Still, if you get bored while reading this, click away to safety!

“I don’t want your death on my conscience.”

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  • justagirl

    LOL! that totally looks like me at work… minus the crown and fancy dress.
    i'm so bored i get excited about spam mail. my bosses make jokes about my under-employment. co-workers laugh at me because i sometimes just sit staring at my screen saver. smoking, alcoholism, self-mutilation, over-eating, petty gambling…it's all true.

  • emperorreagan

    Disinfo and a dozen other websites save me from suicidal depression due to boredom at work.

  • airborne11

    “A job that slowly kills you…bruises that won't heal.” – Radiohead

  • Anonymous

    Why is Work the way it its? Who keeps getting to decide how it ought to be. Not only that, these “jobs are killing the planet and we don’t need most of this crap anyway. We should not have to “work” this much, wasting our precious lives doing mostly unessential, mind numbing, body destroying stuff for jerks. Yeah, its time to change the Management.

  • troubleeveryday

    Why is Work the way it its? Who keeps getting to decide how it ought to be. Not only that, these “jobs are killing the planet and we don't need most of this crap anyway. We should not have to “work” this much, wasting our precious lives doing mostly unessential, mind numbing, body destroying stuff for jerks. Yeah, its time to change the Management.

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