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The Most Destructive Emotion

Hey guys, another short post today (but I will go back to long-form next week). And we're going to briefly discuss the most destructive emotion.

I've fallen victim to it, and so have my friends.

But instead of telling you what it is, I will let the sometimes jerkish Moralist François de La Rochefoucauld explain it in one of his aphorisms.

"We are deceiving ourselves if we think that only the violent passions, such as ambition and love, can conquer the others. Laziness, sluggish though it is, often manages to dominate them; it wrests from us all of life's plans and deeds, where it imperceptibly destroys and devours the passions and virtues alike."

I'll be honest.

Because of laziness, I started and stopped my YouTube channel.

Because of laziness, it took me years before I took fitness seriously.

Because of laziness, I bailed on a lot of social outings.

If my younger self had been more honest about how laziness was holding me back, I would have second-guessed my lazy impulses and gotten much more done. But the past is the past.

You, on the other hand, don't have to make the same mistake.

Accept the truth of how destructive laziness is. Respect how it can destroy your dreams and goals.

Laziness is a silent killer.

Once you realize this, you will be wiser and won't cave into your lazy impulses.

Meaning you will be social when you don't want to be.

Or commit to your personal projects when you don't want to.

Or challenge yourself when you don't feel like it.

Anyways, I just wanted to share this simple reminder. Since it can make a big difference.

Until next time,


The Charismatic Nerd


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