Chapter 11 Perfect Boredom: From Disillusion to Creativity

In: The Culture of Boredom
Author:
Sergio Velasco Caballero
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Abstract

Understanding boredom and incorporating it into our lives is beneficial for emotional well-being. Its process goes beyond the scope of affection, providing insight into volitional issues such as the aesthetics of subjectivity. Boredom uncovers the reality as an illusory order, which pushes consciousness to its limits. For this reason, we adopt a transpersonal approach to examine the aesthetic consequences of this emotion through art. We also review a set of anonymous exhibits on the Internet that stem from supposed creative boredom, employing the method of Instantaneous Creativity®. This resource combines art, psychology, and spirituality to contribute to the creative development of human beings. Thus, we examine the fact that—from sensitivity to other derived affects—every factor of boredom is a personal projection that serves as a way to transcend it.

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