London 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.”