Monday, May 15, 2006

On failure to act?

Doubt can be a nice justification of the failure to act due to the one of the following reasons:

- indifference;
- sloth;
- cowardice;
- rationalized egoism.

See also quoted fragment from E. Burke in the post called "Progress".


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The need for justification for one's sloth / cowardice, and especially for one's indifference, means they are considered negative personality traits.
I remember times when we thought it was cool to be indifferent. Which is worse :)

6:22 pm  
Blogger Hazel Baggins said...

Sloth is becoming something less of a vice I think. It is a *feature* of intelligent and unsuccessful people. Being lazy is seen as 'justifiable' reason not to act. And I don't mean just the small things one *ought* to do, but also things that supposedly will make us happy. Like, last night I said I was too lazy to go to our friend place. And I was. I had to force myself to do so, fought my laziness (and won:P). But that made me think, once again, of failure to act. Waiting for circumstances to arrange, instead of arranging them. Waiting for other people to act. Waiting for God to intervene.

Is this sloth?

12:52 pm  
Blogger frostie said...

God did intervene. Helping you to fight and defeat the vice.

12:55 pm  
Anonymous ikew said...

Много порочно е виждането, че бог се намесва само когато успяваме да победим някоя слабост, а през останалото време няма никакво отношение към случващото се. :P

"some say that i'm indifferent, but i dont care" ^^

1:29 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this sloth?

No, it's Dao.

6:22 pm  
Blogger Hazel Baggins said...

A-ha. Dao. I see.
True Neutral Alignment ftw;)

9:00 pm  

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