Does Everyone Exert Themselves Equally?

Do some people exert themselves more than others do? Of course, the answer is yes. One way to look at “laziness” is to think of it as a willful lack of reasonable self-exertion in a situation in which a) self-exertion is morally required and b) the individual has the capacity to self-exert. Interestingly, some people are of the opinion that … Continue reading

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Can I Read A Book?

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People often set educational goals for themselves and then, before long, bail out on the goal. For example, consider the case of reading a book that teaches a useful skill – a skill that can help a person to move forward in his or her career. The goal is do-able, worthwhile and profitable. So why do so many people tend to start and then give up? Continue reading

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Dealing With Discouragement

There are some people who seem to be impervious to discouragement. They make good salesmen, since they do not allow a long string of failures to affect their momentum. This kind of person is often viewed by others with a combination of … Continue reading

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Life Is Unfair

Lets suppose, for the sake of argument, that it is a good thing to have a good work ethic. Probably most people would agree that it is – although we could always dream up exceptions. For example, what if a person’s “good” work ethic drove them to … Continue reading

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The GHGA Display Board For Conferences

Here’s the new People Against Laziness table and display board. We used this for the first time last weekend at the Summit Hill Heritage Center conference. The board is a way to introduce folks to the free PAL services that are available right here in Carbon County … Continue reading

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What Does The Bible Really Say?

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Many people have the view that the Bible is irrelevant to modern life. If that is your perspective, then you may want to just skip the rest of this article. On the other hand, if you consider the Bible to be a good source of guidance, then please, read on … Continue reading

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The PAL Pamphlet

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Here is a two-page, trifold pamphlet that can be used to introduce folks to the PAL concept. For example, this pamphlet could be placed in a rack in a social service office setting – or even in a waiting room. Note: The top-right column showing the colored graphic will be the front page, when the trifold is folded … Continue reading

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Self-Pity, Self-Respect and Self-Control

Not everyone who has a mind-based habit of low self-exertion is also concerned about getting over their habit. But some people, who are lazy (let’s use that word for short-hand), recognize it and want to do something about it. A direct assault on this kind of problem may not always be the best approach. This article discusses a specific step that a lazy person can take – which may serve to “soften up” their own internal enemy of sloth … Continue reading

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I Want To Do It, But I Dont Like To Do It

Imagine a time in the future … maybe not so distant … in which they have discovered a way to enable a person to temporarily leave his own body, and hire someone else to enter his body, in order to perform the tasks which he (the body-owner) wants to do, but does not like to do.   Wouldn’t that be great?  (Hang on.  Like all science-fiction stories, this one may end up having a weird twist at the end.) … Continue reading

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Two Kinds of Medicine

Psychiatrists prescribe chemical medication that adjusts brain chemistry. The primary effect of this kind of medication is to heal the Brain. The secondary effect is to soothe or heal the Mind. Alternatively, there is another type of medicine: It is … Continue reading

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