Laziness. Is It REALLY A thing? – Michaela Gaffen Stone

Laziness. Is It REALLY A thing? – Michaela Gaffen Stone

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April 3, 2024 by *Navigating Complicated Relationships with Michaela Gaffen Stone

Navigating Complicated Relationships – Michaela Gaffen Stone 

When was laziness invented?

The word “lazy” first appeared in English around 1540; even back then, it was used in a judgmental way to refer to someone who supposedly didn’t like work or effort.

So where does the idea of laziness come from?

Many etymologists believe it came from either the Middle Low German “lasich,” which meant “feeble” or “weak,” or from the Old English “lesu,” which meant “false” or “evil.” The idea that “lazy” people are weak and lack motivation, making them morally corrupt and evil, is still with us today.

But is it really ‘a thing’? Michaela Gaffen Stone, BCBA and Human Behavior expert will reveal the real meaning behind ‘laziness’ in this episode.

While some studies of motivation suggest that laziness may be caused by a decreased level of motivation, lack of interest, and confidence which in turn can be caused by over-stimulation or excessive impulses or distractions, Michaela disagrees.

Bring your notepad for this thought provoking episode!


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Michaela Gaffen Stone is a Behavior Expert, Speaker, Educator, Human Design Intuitive and Transformational Coach. She is dedicated to empowering individuals with the tools and insights needed to navigate their own complex relationships. With a mission to foster a fresh perspective, Michaela equips her audience with the confidence and knowledge to develop positive, sustainable relationships.

Michaela is a lifelong learner and nomad. Having lived in eight countries to date, she is a Global Citizen and believes in living life fully while helping others to do the same. She regularly inspires and guides individuals on a transformative journey toward healthier, more fulfilling relationships. Serving clients in several countries, Michaela never met a time zone she couldn’t work with. Her approach is direct, succinct, and non-judgmental. Michaela’s dream is to reach people all over the world, spreading hope by inspiring, understanding, and empowerment.

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