DEEP QUESTIONS

Ep. 276: Lazy or Disorganized?

One of the most common types of messages sent in from listeners of this podcast are self-recriminations about laziness. But what does “laziness” actually mean? In this episode, Cal takes a deeper look at the common terms and sees that it’s often used to describe two unrelated phenomena. He then gives a big idea for overcoming each.

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DEEP DIVE:

– Overcoming laziness [4:00]

QUESTIONS:

– How should I track small projects? [39:38]
– How do I find time to bodybuilder when I have a demanding job? [44:57]
– How do I remain motivated to work after graduation? [53:13]
– How do I make the shift from warehouse work to web development? [59:21]
– How do I deal with decision fatigue? [1:03:18]
– CALL: Implementing advice from pragmatic non-fiction books [1:07:53]

CASE STUDY:

– Pursuing a life of depth [1:11:50]

CAL REACTS:

– Algorithms act as conveyor belts [1:22:51]

LINKS:

– https://jonathanhaidt.substack.com/p/algorithms-hijacked-my-generation

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Thanks to Jesse Miller for production, Jay Kerstens for the intro music, and Mark Miles for mastering.

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