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  • By: Devon Price PhD
  • Narrated by: Em Grosland
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (66 ratings)

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Laziness Does Not Exist

By: Devon Price PhD
Narrated by: Em Grosland
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From social psychologist Dr. Devon Price, a conversational, stirring call to “a better, more human way to live” (Cal Newport, New York Times best-selling author) that examines the “laziness lie” - which falsely tells us we are not working or learning hard enough.

Extra-curricular activities. Honors classes. 60-hour work weeks. Side hustles.

Like many Americans, Dr. Devon Price believed that productivity was the best way to measure self-worth. Price was an overachiever from the start, graduating from both college and graduate school early, but that success came at a cost. After Price was diagnosed with a severe case of anemia and heart complications from overexertion, they were forced to examine the darker side of all this productivity.

Laziness Does Not Exist explores the psychological underpinnings of the “laziness lie,” including its origins from the Puritans and how it has continued to proliferate as digital work tools have blurred the boundaries between work and life. Using in-depth research, Price explains that people today do far more work than nearly any other humans in history, yet most of us often still feel we are not doing enough.

Filled with practical and accessible advice for overcoming society’s pressure to do more, and featuring interviews with researchers, consultants, and experiences from real people drowning in too much work, Laziness Does Not Exist “is the book we all need right now” (Caroline Dooner, author of The F*ck It Diet).

©2021 Devon Price. All rights reserved. (P)2021 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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I had a hard time getting used to the reading (it came across as overearnest to me) but the content is worth persevering for. Inspiring and helpful in so much of my life.

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A challenge to society

Fantastic narrative that challenges the foundation of work culture and societies expectations of people. Should be compulsory reading for all managers, however doubtful that this will happen. A perfect rebuttal to the idea of “quiet quitting”.

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This helped me a lot

This book is fantastic and has helped me a lot as I continue this 2 week long period of fatigue, autistic burnout and all the complications that come with them. It’s helped me to embrace my need for rest just a bit more and solidified Devon as one of my favourite writers, just like unmasking autism I will recommend it to everyone I can.

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