Video: Hard work is a grift.

Hey, so because of personal reasons I’ve had trouble writing the past couple days. It is very fortuitous that Thought Slime put up this video today. I’m about 2 minutes in, and this feels uncomfortably like a description of me, or at least some aspects of my life. At around 4 minutes, it just starts describing my work process, which feels a little rude to do without consulting me first! Fortunately, this video is about more than how my brain works (and nobody else’s). It’s about the concept and history of “laziness” in general, and how it just destroys people; not in isolation, but in conjunction with everything else in society.


  1. John Morales says

    Ah, Thought Slime.

    In my estimation, clueless yet opinionated.

    Watched one of their videos once (mostly), was less than impressed.

  2. Katydid says

    I laughed and nodded my head when he spoke about women not being allowed to feel burnout or talk about it.

  3. John Morales says

    Oh, well, if you’ve watched part of one video, then you MUST have an accurate opinion.

    Perhaps the bit I watched was atypical. But it sure was facile and uninformed.

    (How much Jordan Peterson should I watch before deciding he’s worth watching?)

    But OK. I will watch the (52:22!) video, at least some, without speeding it up too much. Let’s see what the thesis is.

  4. John Morales says

    Oh Gawd! Got 3 and something minutes in.

    “ln Laziness Does Not Exist, Dr. Devin Price argues that what is seen as laziness is unfailingly masking some sort of invisible barrier the “lazy person” is facing.”

    I think I get the thesis.

  5. says

    You know you can speed videos up, right?

    Are you objecting with the thesis, or is this just your personal distaste for them?

  6. says

    When it comes to Jordan Peterson, there’s a lot one can list to say why he’s not worth watching. You’ve offered nothing but the fact that you seem to find Thought Slime grating or something.

  7. John Morales says

    Well, I myself am lazy.
    Not because of barriers, but because I’m a slacker by nature.

    So, right away, I know that claim is wrong. So anything based on that claim being true is rather suspect.

    And hard work is just that, some do it because they want to, some because they have to.

    And yes, I find the mannerisms and delivery quite irritating.

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