Pick one or more of the following:
10) Spend more time watching people on TV having adventures than you do experiencing your own.
9) Never travel anywhere new, especially outside your comfort zone.
8) Set up your life so that Friday is the day you’re most thankful for.
7) Accumulate so much stuff that you have to buy more space to store it.
6) Always order the same thing when you go out to eat.
5) Spend more money on things than experiences.
4) Surround yourself with people just like you.
3) Be more of a consumer than a creator.
2) Wait for permission.
1) Always be careful.
Any of these things will help ensure a life of comfortability (and oppressive boredom.) The more you do, the more certain the result. The good news is that all ten are extraordinarily easy. Much easier than knowing where you want to be in five years, and then doing the hard, scary, uncertain work of building that future.
Boring lives don’t just happen. Boring lives are chosen, not something that can be blamed on a parent, a lack of money, or a lagging economy.
You can live a life of boredom, or you can build something fantastic, but you can’t do both.