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Can You Be Bored to Death?

Attitude is everything. You’ve heard the phrase, perhaps from a coach or from a motivational speaker.
Now science is showing exactly how true that statement is. A recent Associated Press story asks the question, “Can You Really Be Bored to Death?”
It cites the work of two researchers at University College London who tracked civil servants from 1985 through 2009. They found that those who reported being bored were two and a half times more likely to die of a heart problem.
Though the results are probably a little more complicated than that, mental state means a lot.
Life presents two choices: You can either sit back and be entertained, or you can create your own excitement. If the research is anywhere close to being true, then those who sit back and wait to be entertained won’t live as long.


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