Seriously - You Hate Your Own Company That Much???
by Helene Malmsio
There was a small story in at least two of the papers I read today that basically says you would rather electrocute yourself than spend a few minutes alone just THINKING in your own company... REALLY???
Yep, I kid you not.
The Universities of Viginia and Harvard, undertook 11 separate studies to make sure they got this right.
Over 200 people participated, and over half were prepared to give themselves an electric shock as a distraction to the discomfort and boredom of just sitting in a room by themselves with nothing to do.
Alone in a room for how long do you ask? Was it 5 hours.... 2 days .... no, try FIFTEEN MINUTES alone!!!
Quote from "Science" Journal: "Most people do not enjoy 'just thinking' and clearly prefer having something else to do"
The 200 subjects were told they could give themselves a small electric shock if they desired.
(It doesn't say what age the research subjects are, but I suspect YOUNG)
Two thirds of the male subjects gave themselves at least one electric shock - and even one quarter of the women, decided to shock themselves.
Why am I so shocked (pun intended) by this?
Because it beggars belief that half the population... 50% of the people you know, live with, work with, are so desperate for distraction and entertainment to be created FOR them, that they would HURT THEMSELVES for amusement!!
Can you already work out which 50% of the people you know would be the ones most likely to do this to themselves?
Would YOU be one of them - lol!!!
Personally I venture to suggest that this sad lack of capacity to just stay silent and alone for a small time is a sign or symptom of the social media and constant never ending feed of 'entertainment' that is online nowadays.
If you cannot endure a meal of just sitting enjoying the food and the company with you, without constantly checking your smart phones, I can well imagine that 15 minutes in your own company would bore you (even more) stupid.
God help us all.... and next they will Vote... and breed... *sigh*
... Comment to share? Fess up, do you know who in your group would do this to break their boredom... would you do it to yourself???
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