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The Scientific Benefits Of Boredom | Is America Actually Metric? - At Up-Tube.com

The Scientific Benefits of Boredom Is America Actually Metric? 7 months ago   07:22

Boredom makes you more creative, altruistic, introspective, and helps with autobiographical planning.
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I feel like this video might come across as condescending but the person I'm really talking to is myself. Despite the fact that I know how useful it can be to be bored, I still find myself trying to fill every last moment with stimulus. Boredom is unpleasant - the open, unstructured thinking that can take place can also feel pointless. But now I'm made this video to remind myself how important boredom is so hopefully I'll make more time to be bored.

More resources:

The boredom leads people to shock themselves study:
Just Think: The challenges of the disengaged mind

Boredom leads people to consider their future and set goals study:
Back to the future: Autobiographical planning and the functionality of mind-wandering

On boredom and altruism:

Does boredom make us more creative?

Amazing filming by Raquel Nuno

Music from http://epidemicsound.com "I Think I Was There" "Critical Thinking 2" "Wide Open" "Seaweed" "A Sound Foundation 1"

Music also by Kevin MacLeod http://incompetech.com "Fig Leaf Rag"

Comments 2479 Comments

Gravity was discovered when Newton was bored and wondered why apple fell down. Archimedes got his famous principle when he was in his bath tub. Boredom indeed leads to creativity.
parth mendpara
So deep 🕊️
Adnan Sawaf
I've been bored for a long time and it just led to depression. Being busy is good.
surya narayanan
what is the purpose of this life
Pavel Forman
but as he sad. how can anyone be bored if they rather electric shock themselfes - meaning: if you get "bored" things that you didnt find interesting will become interesting so you wont ever lose all oportunities to ocupy yourself. So saying boredom is not when theres nothing to do but nothing you find interesting enough is basicly saying it kidna doesnt exist and its maybe that transaction betwen not beying interested specific thing and beying interested in it. Because theres always soemthing to do in a way even hiting yourself.
Am I the only one who finds Veritasium VERY HANDSOME? (Very haandsium?)
I actually love riding in the car on long rides. I can either think or just be—with no thoughts in my mind, but I love it.
Why is this like a bad vsauce lol
Jake 28
I’m bored
Eric !
im so bored i played piano, listen to harp and to your message all at the same time.
Pedro Wege
Ive heard adam savage saying the same thing, how boredom was important to motivate him to make stuff and learn and have fun while doing it.
Scott Chaffee
When I'm bored I get depressed. So, I stave off boredom by just taking a walk in the woods and sit by a stream and ponder nature. Ahh,, the simple things in life are the best.
I would not be bored from reading the phone book. Look at all these funny little names.
Maxon Mendel
This is good clickbait ;)
when i get bored the thought of killing myself always come up is it weird?
If I can grow it so can you.
Moderation is the key to survival.
"In all things not so much" ~ Plato
Dread Pitt
Wow, the production quality on this is amazing
Alexandra Baxe
Why is this not on trending? Too boring? ;)
Art Vandelay
A mind alone is the Devil's own...
You are misinterpreting the results. It is not painful to sit in a room and wait, certainly not more painful, than a shock. However, when men are presented with a big red button, which also doubles for a dare, well... you can't be surprised at what will happen. It is however not an indication of boredom being painful or that being alone with your thoughts is more painful than receiving a shock. Imagine that the button was to prevent shocks, and if you don't press it you would receive shocks. It would maybe yield similar results. People would press it to relieve the shock pain in favour of "boredom".
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Is America Actually Metric? The Scientific Benefits of Boredom 7 months ago   08:52

The US signed the metre convention and bases all customary units on SI standards. As an aside, the Utah constitution from 1895 required the metric system to be taught in schools. This requirement was repealed in 1987. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Huge thanks to NIST, Ben Stein and Patrick Abbott.

Special thanks to Patreon Supporters:
Tony Fadell, Donal Botkin, Jeff Straathof, Zach Mueller, Ron Neal, Nathan Hansen

Back in 1875 The US signed the Metre Convention, which basically committed the country to use the metric system. In return, French scientists sent two platinum-iridium cylinders that weigh 1kg to the US in 1889 (known by their designations K4 and K20 from a set of 40 identical objects that were produced and sent around the world). So even though everything you see and buy in the US is usually reported in pounds, all weights are traceable back to the K20 kilogram (by applying a conversion factor to get to pounds).

When I was in DC a few weeks ago, I visited the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and got up close with K20, which is still kept there and used to calibrate all mass standards in this country. I thought it was pretty cool.

Edited by Bill Connor

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