I see a very interesting attitude plaguing the majority of millennials; The ‘life is monotonous and I need an escape from its dull, overbearing tedium’ syndrome. A mouthful of words and an unnerving concept for me to grasp because I myself am going through a ‘holy moley how am I so ignorant’ phase.
And no this post is not about the adrenaline junkies who crave for a break from their daily drills or the people who don’t see the enjoyment in leading our lives as machines (although i would much prefer you did something about the drab rather than complain routinely).
No, this months dedicated rant is for those lazy lumps who think they’re above the world- the ones who are so engrossed in their pity party that they forget we have the luxury of learning with the click of a button, with the push of a finger, with the touch of a tab. The ones so cocooned in their preconceived notions of humans that they forget we live in a world inhabited by highly functioning psychopaths and reclusive introverts, in a world where there are left and right ideals, in a world where some perform in the arts and others succeed in the sciences. The people so sheltered by their ignorance that they forget there is literally a universe to explore.
I fail to see how one can be so bored with what life has to offer when there is so much you have yet to experience. You’ve failed to discover it, yet you’re bored of it. That’s like Columbus turning his ship around after spotting the new world on the horizon, deciding it wasn’t worth his time.
So if you ever come across a person like this please feel free to direct them towards the following video.
The TellTale Traits of someone with tedium syndrome.
- They say things like ‘life is monotonous and I need an escape from its dull, overbearing tedium’… well not exactly.. probably a less syntax heavy expression.
- They’re 76% of the people that say ‘nm bored u?’.
- Almost always the first person to watch your Snapchat story or like your Instagram picture.
- ALWAYS free to complain
- Most likely to think left and right winged are ‘aeroplane terms’ (Fun fact: This is a question I have actually been asked. Funner fact: The person is enrolled in an aviation academy.
#TheIdiotAwarenessCampaign – Perhaps a series to come.