The Great Grounding Game Theory Guide: — How to Use Boredom to Increase Your Personal and Business Success.

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Harrison’s Applied Game Theory (HAGT) is an umbrella term for thousands of systematic strategies that describe why and how individuals and organizations make decisions. This process involves more than just making wise choices. It is concerned with social intelligence and many other related ideas. In this story, we will explore how the embracing of boredom can make you a more effective strategist in the game of life.

For an introduction and simple explanation in text and with a short video explanation of the basics of game theory please click below…

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Why do you think you are bored?

Boredom A mental state of operation in which a person is uncomfortable with his or her lack of interest in what he or she is doing. There is usually a lack of focus concerning the subject presently at hand alternating with an intense yet unpleasant focus on the same subject. There is also an extreme desire to disengage, focus elsewhere, even anywhere else other than with the subject or experience at hand. The only involvement is that which is minimally required to remain involved in the process or activity.

The ability to detach from boredom during meditation or when doing what needs to be done with detachment — “chop wood, carry water” in Zen practice — is a core element of having a content life.

In conventional usage, boredom is an emotional and occasionally psychological state experienced when an individual is left without anything in particular to do, is not interested in their surroundings, or feels that a day or period is dull or tedious. Boredom is a modern phenomenon that has a cultural dimension.

There is no universally accepted definition of boredom, and it should never be confused with depression or apathy. For a person without passion for living, and meaningful life essentially a specific unpleasant mental state where there is a lack of stimulation. This leaves an individual craving relief, Over time this can lead to dysfunctional behaviors with a host of medical and social consequences. Over time boredom can be a disruptive and dangerous state of mind that damages your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Paradoxically, without boredom, few visionaries could have achieved their extraordinary and creative feats.

Boredom is simultaneously objective and subjective, intellectual, and emotional. Ultimately boredom has to do fundamentally with problems of meaning and the experience of time.

In a business environment analytics concerning boredom are addressed in what is known as Boreout. Boreot is a management theory that posits that lack of work, boredom, and consequent lack of satisfaction are a common malaise affecting individuals working in modern organizations, especially in office-based white-collar jobs. This theory was first expounded in 2007 in “Diagnose Boreout”, a book by Peter Werder and Philippe Rothlin, two Swiss business consultants. They claim the absence of meaningful tasks, rather than the presence of stress, is many workers’ chief problem.

In companies that are more concerned with short-term productivity and are willing to discard workers without creating meaningful solutions, there is an unempathetic, uncompassionate, and ultimately unproductive concept called a “banishment room” (also known as a “chasing-out-room” and a “boredom room”).

This is a modern employee exit management strategy whereby employees are transferred to a department where they are assigned meaningless work until they become disheartened enough to quit. Since the resignation is voluntary, the employee would not be eligible for certain benefits. The legality and ethics of the practice are questionable and may be construed as constructive dismissal by the courts in some regions.

How to transcend boredom…

To prevent boredom and keep it away, it is important to find solutions at home and at work that provide lasting meaning. Here are a few approaches to start with.

· Find out what you really need to do other than what you think you want to do

· Remind yourself why you made the choice that led you to boredom doing this.

· Explore a bit and try something new, after all people generally prefer doing something to doing nothing. …

· Go with the flow, by saying “Yes” to any opportunity that arises, unless you can see a clear downside to doing so.

· Intentionally socialize and connect with others.

· Make room for simple pleasures — the sensations, moments, and actions that we feel, and experience, and do every day, often without taking notice — that can lead to meaningfulness and satisfaction. These simple pleasures are the most unassuming, experiences we commonly take for granted.


Boredom can have value if you recognize it and create a game theorist approach for addressing it.

Author: Lewis Harrison is an Independent Scholar with a passion for history, personal development, self-improvement, and problem-solving. He is the creator of Harrison’s Applied Game Theory.

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