>>159128>If we hyper-focus on our meaningless boring jobs, do they suddenly become satisfying?
Sounds far-fetched. If you don't focus on a movie, you cna hardly tell whether it's "good" or not; and if you focus on a "bad" movie you can still enjoy it since (bad or not) it still has some meaning, something to say which might interest you.
You're probably right that worrying about the past and/or future is pointless and only causes suffering, but I doubt that you can make a boring, repetitive job much better just by focusing on it in the present instead of worrying about past or future events. I think what we enjoy the most is acquiring knowledge, understanding things and patters. (Aristotle also thought this was the greatest human happiness.) Clearly, a prerequisite for acquiring knowledge is to focus on the present; if you're worrying about the past or the future, you're living in your head, you're not getting any external stimulus from the outside world (and our sense-perceptions are the main gateway to knowledge). So when you worry about the past or the future you're miserable because you're depriving yourself from acquiring and processing new information, you're just thinking about things you already know (the past) or engaging in unsubstantiated guess-work about something you can't know (the future). Video games and social media are so popular and addictive because they bombard us with information, and we enjoy acquiring and processing that information. But those things can quickly become stale and boring after they lose their novelty and we start seeing the same information and the same patters over and over again; that's why books are better since they grant you access to a wealth of information of many different kinds. (Though that information is usually more complex and more difficult to process, unlike the immediacy of video games, and that's why most people like games but think books are boring.)