One of the biggest disadvantages of doing boring, repetitive work for 40+ hours a week is that the world is changing so fast that that type of work is getting outsourced to robots and creativity is getting rewarded more than ever. See Rise of Robots. We are moving to a creative society where the ability to be creative will be more important than ever.
It’s important to do our best to predict where the world is going, so that we can do all that is within us to align with what we want to see and what’s best for us as a whole.
Repetition is definitely not a bad thing, but too much of a good thing is never good. Also repeating things that probably shouldn’t be repeated seems pretty pointless right?
We should repeat exercising our bodies. We should repeat drinking water. But should we repeat entering data everyday for 8 hours when robots will replace it? Should we repeat manual labor that robots will replace? Until the robots arrive, someone will have to repeat these processes, but creativity is on the rise.
Work out your creative muscles if you do repetitive work. Repeat that!