The Science of Laziness [2:37]

Description

This video introduces the science of laziness by discussing the natural selection and basic neurology of rewards.  It turns out that there may be genes that propel us to physical activity, as well as other genes for things like impulsivity and procrastination.  Fortunately, genes aren’t everything!  The video ends with a link to the “Science of Productivity.”

Discussion Questions

  • What does it mean to have a gene that promotes physical activity?
  • Do you think you have a gene that provides more rewards for exercise?  Or maybe the “couch potato” gene?
  • What can we do to “fight our genes” and habits of laziness?

Keywords: laziness, character, personality, evolution, psychology, procrastination, study skills, work ethic,

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