Boringness Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention: An Un-Boring Report

Are You Affected By Boringness?

You may not have heard of boringness but you probably suffer from at least one of its strains. Many of your close ones do, too.

Kim and I suffered from severe cases for years. Our boringness is in remission and we’re living extraordinary lives thanks to the techniques outlined in this special report.

Use this information to diagnose yourself and others, treat and prevent occurrences, and spread the breakthrough antidote, doing extraordinary shit (DES).

What Is Boringness?


noun. /ˈbôriNGnəs/
1. The dreadful, contagious, but curable state of being boring.

Boringness is a highly contagious malady that causes colossal waste of human potential.

It latches onto anything comfortable, eats away at people’s individuality, saps their motivation, and scares away others. Those beset with boringness fail to contribute what they are capable of to society.

Boringness Is NOT Boredom

Many mistakenly confuse boringness with boredom. The two are related but not the same.

  • Boredom is healthy in moderate amounts, perhaps essential. It does not not necessarily cause boringness. In fact, boredom can lead to un-boring inspiration.
  • Boringness is never healthy. It often leads to excessive boredom in you and those around you.

Symptoms and Treatment of Boringness’ 5 Strains

Character missing direction in life eating chips and drinking soda
BLS sufferer.

Boring Life Syndrome (BLS)

BLS infects the bloodstream with complacency, fear, and desire to fit in. It is often misdiagnosed and mistreated. When longtime sufferers die (of unrelated causes), the few who attend their funerals struggle to think of anything interesting to say about them.


  • Excessive living vicariously through others via gossip, the news, social media, TV, and movies.
  • Amnesia of nearly everything that happened in your past, as recent as yesterday.
  • Lack of interest from others in what you have been up to, often accompanied by an absence of invites to hang out.
  • Nagging itch to do something different.

Treatment and Prevention:

Sufferer of boringness of the brain
BBS sufferer.

Boring Brain Syndrome (BBS)

BBS leads to predictable and stubborn thinking. It is particularly insidious because those who suffer from it don’t realize it and refuse to accept their diagnoses.


  • Inability to admit the possibility of being the slightest bit wrong.
  • Remarkable absence of curiosity.
  • Stubborn resistance to change poor habits and behaviors.

Treatment and Prevention:

Couple suffering from boringness in their relationship
BRS sufferers.

Boring Relationship Syndrome (BRS)

BRS is the most pervasive of the boringness strains. Couples frequently suffer through severe cases for years, even decades. None are immune to it.


  • Unhealthy preponderance of talk of the weather, work, and gossip in conversation.
  • Deepening desire to trade in your partner for a fresher model.
  • Disappearance of sex.

Treatment and Prevention:

  • A simple dose of gratitude a day has been found to have remarkable results in a small sample (Kim and I).
  • Proactive and preventative experimentation with one or more relationship hacks.
  • The WART technique for nagging and still getting your way.
Man suffering from boringness in his fitness routine
BFS sufferer.

Boring Fitness Syndrome (BFS)

While BFS most obviously targets the flabby and frail, many “fit” people silently suffer from it, too. They mindlessly grind out unrewarding, painful, and counter-productive exercise regimens in pursuit of stupid (at least un-SMART) and superficial objectives.


  • Bodies bear increasing resemblance to sacks of potatoes.
  • Absence of smiles before, after, or during a training regimen. Stern expressions are often accompanied by ridiculous-looking outfits that should otherwise elicit smiles.
  • Irrational fear of getting sweaty and out of breath.

Treatment and Prevention:

Man slouched on computer in cubicle suffering from boring career
BCS sufferer.

Boring Career Syndrome (BCS)

This strain often coincides with a devastating addiction to money and material objects. Initial treatment can be challenging and painful but we frequently see committed patients make remarkable full recoveries.


  • Feelings of profound sadness at the end of every all-too-infrequent holiday.
  • Work computer internet browser history overrun with hits to unproductive sites not related to work at all.
  • Inability to find anyone other than colleagues interested in hearing about your job.

Treatment and Prevention:

Rules to live a meaningful life cover image of person running along beach
Celebrating breakthrough in the fight against boringness.


We have made a breakthrough discovery in our research on the treatment and prevention of global boringness: 

The general cure to boringness is the opposite: un-boringness. Formally, it is known as “doing extraordinary shit” (DES).

DES leads to un-boring, fulfilling lives, brains, relationships, fitness, and careers. And we all have access to it.

Most promising of all, DES is equally contagious as boringness. This behooves us to inject regular doses of DES into our lives to promote its spread. Together we can quell the spread of boringness and make the world a more extraordinary place for all.

Join the Fight Against Boringness

Please join us to fight boringness and promote DES.

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Thank you for your time and for playing a role in fighting global boringness,

Chris and Kim

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