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This is a discussion on Why people are so lazy ? within the General Psychology forums, part of the Topics of Interest category; I always ask myself , why people never want to works , to me if i don't works i can ...

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    Why people are so lazy ?

    I always ask myself , why people never want to works , to me if i don't works i can go ta a depression
    If you don't go to better in your life you are nothing for yourself/

    I see a lot EXXP always found another thing to do and doesn't want works.

    because the day i have a child i want to know how to make him at works/




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    The body is naturally designed to stay at rest when you inactive, which is why it's hard to motivate yourself. It's a hang up from evolution. That's why it's easy to be inactive. When you aren't at rest, the opposite happens - momentum. You want to do more. it's why busy people get ever busier, and why inactive people keep on not doing very much. Pretty simple I think. Usually, finding the motivation to do one thing you love will spark the motivation to do more things. Like a domino effect.

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    "Laziness" is nothing more than people not doing what you want/expect them to do. People don't do what you want/expect them to do because they are individuals with their own wants and needs (not necessarily your wants and needs). Rather than asking why others are lazy, perhaps you ought to ask why you project your wants, needs, and expectation onto others.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dscross View Post
    The body is naturally designed to stay at rest when you inactive, which is why it's hard to motivate yourself. It's a hang up from evolution. That's why it's easy to be inactive. When you aren't at rest, the opposite happens - momentum. You want to do more. it's why busy people get ever busier, and why inactive people keep on not doing very much. Pretty simple I think. Usually, finding the motivation to do one thing you love will spark the motivation to do more things. Like a domino effect.
    Seems like you've got biology or psychology mixed up with physics. What you are describing sounds like inertia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nookie Monster View Post
    Seems like you've got biology or psychology mixed up with physics. What you are describing sounds like inertia.
    I am fine using the principle of inertia as an analogy but it doesn't make the underlying reasoning behind my words incorrect, I was just simplifying it so I didn't have to write a really long post and also to show the basic principle.

    Humans are inherently lazy, which may be a trait left over from our ancestors’ days of conserving energy for the next hunt. Studies have found that even when we do choose to move, our bodies naturally do it in the most economical way possible - which is bad news for anyone trying to lose weight. So basically, humans are built to conserve and avoid exertion. This is where laziness comes from.

    So where does motivation come from? One theory is that it begins with a physiological need that elicits a drive toward that will satisfy the original need. Or a more complete bio-psychological theory might be Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs.

    Once you consciously or subconsciously prove to yourself (correctly or incorrectly) that you are moving closely to meeting these needs that you have convinced yourself you need to meet, then it re-enforces the idea that you need to do more things to move closer to these goals - because you think they are working.

    In other words, busy people believe they have seen the benefits are therefore are more inclined to do more tasks that are furthering the goals to meet these needs. It then becomes a habit and then they are even more likely to carry on being busier and busier. Whether their conscious and/or sub-conscious processes are correct in assuming they are getting closer is another matter.

    Can't believe you made me explain all that.
    Last edited by Dscross; 05-20-2018 at 03:12 PM.
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    Nature in general takes the path of least resistance. That's why streams typically don't flow uphill. The same can be applied to people.
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    You are probably a conscientious person. Conscientious people tend to be hardworking and dedicated and have an impulse to spend their time working, when they don't, they feel bad about themselves and that causes them to be depressed.

    But not everyone is conscientious, even though being conscientious is highly correlated with success (even more then IQ!), not being conscientious can have positive aspects too. Its personality. Look in to big 5 if you want to learn more about it:

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    Quote Originally Posted by PowerShell View Post
    Nature in general takes the path of least resistance. That's why streams typically don't flow uphill. The same can be applied to people.
    This.

    The path of least resistance for humans is following instincts. ExxPs in my experience are hard working as ****. The thing is variety is king for extroverted perceivers and work in modern terms often means doing monotonous bullshit. Give an ExxP work where they have to constantly figure out what their next move will be and you will likely find yourself impressed with how hard at work we can be. Sports, performing arts, and sales are among the lines of work that get me motivated. Even with regard to acting, being allowed to go off script vs having to read lines makes a massive difference.
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    I had an INTP friend wondering the same thing. Its because people can have fun and live in so many different and more bearable ways than work. My guess is most likely that everyone who has friends (especially good ones) no matter how much he cares for work he still is going to prefer spending time with them.
    Of course not working could also mean that you lack interest for that specific work or you dont care about achievemnts and career.
    You need to be able to do both.
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    God created us exclusively for those rare special operations that exert a strong pull on us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ermenegildo View Post


    God created us exclusively for those rare special operations that exert a strong pull on us.
    I always wonder:
    How do you use that font style here?


     
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