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Same old thing, day in, day out

Two thirds of British women completely bored with their lives


 

A survey of British women found most are fed up with the predictable routine of their lives and frustrated with constant work pressures and lack of a social life. Not enough holiday time and having to do housework on top of their jobs were high on the list of reasons for women’s boredom, along with never changing the way they looked and never having enough money. When asked what would improve things, nine of ten answered “a little spontaneity.” More than one-third liked the idea of packing their bags and emigrating to another country, while 31 per cent fantasized about telling people what they really thought of them. A quarter of women would like to walk into work and hand in their notice and the same percentage wished they could radically change their hairstyle. And what’s stopping them? Some 34 per cent of women don’t have the confidence to make the necessary changes to their life to make them happy, while 29 per cent claim not to have the time.

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  1. I wonder if this boredom isn't the result of unrealistic expectations, as opposed to actual monotony. An adult should reach a point in their life where they understand that they probably won't realize all their dreams, but life is actually pretty good anyway, and "pretty good" is plenty good enough.

    There's so much useless pop psychology and phoney motivational rhetoric (all that carpe diem, "you-can-make-it-happen" nonsense) that gets blasted at us from all corners, it's almost as if people are supposed to feel ashamed if they aren't "kicking a$$" in life and making millions by the time they're forty. The mathematical reality is that at least half of us will perform below the median… in any aspect of life. We'd best learn to deal with it.

    • I should have said "exactly half of us will peform below the median". To say "at least half" implies that it could be more. Of course that is mathematically impossible.

  2. Is it just women who are working too much for how much money they'd like to spend, and don't have enough time to make time for changes?

    With the right mindset, there's never enough anything. Contentment is underrated. Unwinding with TV doesn't help, turns out it warps adult minds just as easily as childrens.

  3. The best advice that I ever had was from my GP; "Do something about the things that you can do something about and except the things that you can do something about". I changed to Part-time work and part-time study, resulting in a good honours degree. I now work Part-time and have paid off my house, enabling me to spend more time with my family, a big change from the stress of feeling that I was constantly trying to keep plates spinning.

    • Do you mean to say "…Accept the things you can do nothing about"?
      heh

  4. Fascinating…whiny Western women. Lord knows there aren't enough of those. Somewhere in the world right now there are women who don't know how they are going to feed their children tonight. Living in ramshackle holes, worrying for their safety.

    Now I have to wonder about the plight of the poor over-stuffed British tart?

  5. Alcohol and promiscuity would solve all the problems of British girls, oh wait….

    • Heh. Well, it needed to be said, didn't it?

  6. But they do have the National Health Service.