Claim: While boredom is often expressed with a sense of self-satisfaction, it should really be a source of embarrassment.
Reason: Boredom arises from a lack of imagination and self-motivation.
There can be nothing more depressing than being in an idyllic state without knowing what to do. The human animal loves emotions. Emotions play an integral part of our everyday life to the extent that human beings can communicate using emotions without any need for words. I partially agree to the claim that boredom arises from a lack of imagination and self-motivation. But, the author goes too far in saying that boredom should be a source of embarrassment.
At first blush, the argument seems compelling. We tend to be occupied in our daily life when we have a routine job to complete. We become busy when there are too many things on our plate. When we finish all the work that we intend to do, we are left in a state of peace. While some take advantage of this excess time to do other productive activities, others remain idle due to a sense of boredom and self-satisfaction of the work assigned to them. Instead, if they spend their leisure time in activities like reading novels, watching movies or even spending time in social activities, they would not get bored and indeed do something effective. Thus, being in a state of boredom may be due to the complacent attitude of the individuals who lack imagination and motivation to spend their extra time in useful activities.
Beyond this concession, however, I do not agree with the claim that boredom can be attributed to the lack of imagination and self-motivation. Consider a student in class who is very creative and strives to excel in academics. He is diligent and is against mere rote learning of facts and ideas. The curriculum of his school might test the capability of students through exams that primarily assess the students' memory power. In such a setting, even though the student works hard and possess creative thinking skills, he might get depressed and bored of the curriculum that is imposed on him. Thus, irrespective of being motivated and imaginative, there can be situations where boredom arises merely out of the unfavourable environment around the person.
We have highly talented artists, film actors, writers and poets who produce brilliant masterpieces to the world. There have been several instances where they get bored of their career, switch fields to politics or even commit suicides. When even these excellent artists are inevitable from the clutches of boredom, it high impugns the idea that boredom arises from lack of perseverance and creativity. Further, the author does not provide a convincing case to attribute boredom to a source of embarrassment. If these artists and actors felt embarrassed due to their bored and idyllic periods in their career, they would not have rejuvenated and turned successful in the later years of their career.
In summation, the claim that boredom is a source of embarrassment and arises due to lack of assiduity and creativity is half-baked. At the same time, no one should fall into the valley of boredom for a long time, they should revive back to their normalcy and carry out productive tasks or plan alternative hobby activities to subdue their boredom.
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- Claim While boredom is often expressed with a sense of self satisfaction it should really be a source of embarrassment Reason Boredom arises from a lack of imagination and self motivation93
Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 5, column 403, Rule ID: POSSESIVE_APOSTROPHE
Message: Possible typo: apostrophe is missing. Did you mean 'students'' or 'student's'?
Suggestion: students'; student's
...through exams that primarily assess the students memory power. In such a setting, even t...
Line 5, column 545, Rule ID: BORED_OF
Message: Did you mean 'bored with'?
Suggestion: bored with
...king skills, he might get depressed and bored of the curriculum that is imposed on him. ...
Line 7, column 163, Rule ID: BORED_OF
Message: Did you mean 'bored with'?
Suggestion: bored with
...e been several instances where they get bored of their career, switch fields to politics...
Transition Words or Phrases used:
but, first, however, if, may, so, thus, while
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 19.0 19.5258426966 97% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 13.0 12.4196629213 105% => OK
Conjunction : 22.0 14.8657303371 148% => OK
Relative clauses : 18.0 11.3162921348 159% => OK
Pronoun: 44.0 33.0505617978 133% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 76.0 58.6224719101 130% => OK
Nominalization: 14.0 12.9106741573 108% => OK
Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2578.0 2235.4752809 115% => OK
No of words: 519.0 442.535393258 117% => OK
Chars per words: 4.96724470135 5.05705443957 98% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.7730044521 4.55969084622 105% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.81409436931 2.79657885939 101% => OK
Unique words: 269.0 215.323595506 125% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.518304431599 0.4932671777 105% => OK
syllable_count: 822.6 704.065955056 117% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.59117977528 101% => OK
A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 12.0 6.24550561798 192% => OK
Article: 6.0 4.99550561798 120% => OK
Subordination: 6.0 3.10617977528 193% => OK
Conjunction: 0.0 1.77640449438 0% => OK
Preposition: 5.0 4.38483146067 114% => OK
Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 25.0 20.2370786517 124% => OK
Sentence length: 20.0 23.0359550562 87% => OK
Sentence length SD: 48.6493740967 60.3974514979 81% => OK
Chars per sentence: 103.12 118.986275619 87% => OK
Words per sentence: 20.76 23.4991977007 88% => OK
Discourse Markers: 1.8 5.21951772744 34% => More transition words/phrases wanted.
Paragraphs: 5.0 4.97078651685 101% => OK
Language errors: 3.0 7.80617977528 38% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 12.0 10.2758426966 117% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 9.0 5.13820224719 175% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 4.0 4.83258426966 83% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?
Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.309615566179 0.243740707755 127% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0886793212427 0.0831039109588 107% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.121339272537 0.0758088955206 160% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.175560291581 0.150359130593 117% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0615074109887 0.0667264976115 92% => OK
automated_readability_index: 12.4 14.1392134831 88% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 51.18 48.8420337079 105% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.92365168539 111% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 11.1 12.1743820225 91% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 11.55 12.1639044944 95% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.34 8.38706741573 99% => OK
difficult_words: 122.0 100.480337079 121% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 7.0 11.8971910112 59% => Linsear_write_formula is low.
gunning_fog: 10.0 11.2143820225 89% => OK
text_standard: 12.0 11.7820224719 102% => OK
What are above readability scores?
Rates: 75.0 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 4.5 Out of 6
Note: the e-grader does NOT examine the meaning of words and ideas. VIP users will receive further evaluations by advanced module of e-grader and human graders.