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Laziness Does Not Exist - Human Parts
People do not choose to fail or disappoint. No one wants to feel incapable, apathetic, or ineffective. If you look at a person’s action (or inaction) and see only laziness, you are missing key details. There is always an explanation. There are always barriers. Just because you can’t see them, or don’t view them as legitimate, doesn’t mean they’re not there. Look harder.
laziness  buy  procrastination 
november 2019 by dpb
The Last Taboo (by Toby Schachman)
> Laziness is the taboo of our generation. I hope future cultures will look back and see that we were obsessed with working all the time. Anyone who wasn’t working enough felt ashamed. Be more productive! Your worth as a person is only as good as your job title / how much money you make / however you fit in to the production-consumption system.

​> If you think this would be a better way for all of us to live, I think the key to realizing it is finding an alternative value system other than identifying our human worth based on the work we do. This is difficult. Most people have no idea how to understand their place in the world except in relation to their job. Who am I? I’m a role at institution.
via-jason-brennan  capitalism  self-worth  burnout  laziness  toby-schachman 
may 2019 by jasdev
How Gudetama, a lazy egg yolk with a butt, became an unstoppable cultural phenomenon - Vox
Gudetama isn’t so much about relaxation as about the unbearableness of the world around it. Gudetama, in its golden nakedness, questions the meaning of life. If idleness is true bliss, Gudetama asks, then isn’t anything more than that painful?
characters  culture  japan  gudetama  eggs  odd  ass  yolks  idleness  laziness 
april 2019 by jm
Tao and the Art of Overcoming Laziness — Tools and Toys
wu wei is not the same thing as laziness or passivity (i.e. “The Dude abides”). It doesn’t preach utter inaction, but rather encourages action that is spontaneous, natural, and effortless.

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engineering your environment
lazy  laziness  tao  wu  wei  wuwei 
march 2019 by bekishore
"18/19 Year Old Slowly Destroying His Life Starter Pack" : starterpacks
So many commenters acknowledging how they gradually destroyed their lives using drugs, procrastinating, etc
drugs  failure  culture  millennials  laziness 
march 2019 by ramitsethi
On the importance of being idle: Writer Anna Della Subin on the unsung values of doing nothing, procrastination as its own form of productivity, and the mythological power of sleep. [The Creative Independent]
"The real epiphanies of figuring out what I’m trying to say don’t happen when I chain myself to my desk. I let myself into the labyrinth, to get lost in the footnotes of arcane books from the 19th century, or just out on a walk. I need a sense of timelessness to do my best work."
annadellsubin  howwewrite  writing  thinking  howwethink  idleness  procrastination  2019  derive  meandering  walking  solviturambulando  laziness  insomnia  sleep  time  timelessness  howwework  immortality 
february 2019 by robertogreco

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