Keep in mind that God is the only unchangeable reality: whereever you are in life, or death, he will be there. Also I remember one thing I read in the Bible, in Isaiah 65:21-25....
They will build houses and dwell in them;
they will plant vineyards and eat their
No longer will they build houses and
others live in them,
or plant and others eat.
For as the days of a tree,
so will be the days of my people;
my chosen ones will long enjoy
the works of their hands.
They will not toil in vain
or bear children doomed to misfortune;
for they will be a people blessed by the Lord,
they and their descendants with them.
Before they call I will answer;
while they are still speaking I will hear.
The wolf and the lamb will feed together,
and the lion will eat straw like the ox,
but dust will be the serpent's food.
They will neither harm nor destroy
on all my holy mountain,"
says the Lord.
I'm not a theologist, but I liked this discussion so I decided to get involved. Human beings have always longed for a utopia, but humanly, it isn't possible. What I found when reading this passage was that there's no killing or slaughter ... "the wolf and the lamb will feed together" - might be weird seeing a wolf eat fruit. But I think that was how it had been in Eden. So there's no killing. A sign of perfection.
People's lives will be enlonged, they will grow their own fruit and grow off their own fruit... in other words, we're self-dependent completely. And he says that people will not toil in vain -- that alters reality... they will actually enjoy it, find some rewards everyday instead of frustration. The message: God's the only unalterable reality. What we find boring now might not be anymore, when a perfect world is established. There's another earlier thought:
Behold, I will create
new heavens and a new earth.
The former things will not be remembered,
nor will they come to mind.
But be glad and rejoice forever
in what I will create,
for I will create Jerusalem to be a delight
and its people a joy.
I will rejoice over Jerusalem
and take delight in my people;
the sound of weeping and of crying
will be heard in it no more.
Verse 18 (But be glad and rejoice forever...) leaves a message that people will be glad forever. I do not think that boredom will be possible. In fact, it will become impossible! Ever heard the expression, "With God, anything is possible." Well, using that quote, I can say that boredom will no longer exist.
In a perfect world as the Bible says, nobody remembers anything of the former world. I believe in it, and my instincts tell me that a perfect world would, in the end, have to end up being God-given.
And how one can enjoy innocence without a boredom, and enjoy perfection..... I wrote a poem one time, called Eden, and wrote from what I thought could be Adam's perspective of the perfect being... that means Eve.
Her face was very spirited, and fearless,
like the sun and stars her eyes were,
and we knew no sin, no evil;
we were good, yet we knew it not,
for divine miracle made us innocent and ageless.
The idea of perfection is appealing to me so I wrote it the way I could imagine it. So, it takes a miracle. That would be God. I agree that the whole perfection thing would sort of disappear. But I don't see a perfect world as necessarily static. End of my rant.