Call it sloth or call it ‘millennial syndrome’, this problem of sorting out priorities and doing the best thing at the best time has been around for a while, and Dr Matthew Tan has been tracking it through history from the Desert Fathers’ reflections in the 3rd century AD up to the current-day frazzled uni student.
So, is your work life not quite in the order you have hoped? Could there be more to the loss of that mojo than the loss of enthusiasm? Through drawing on St Augustine and St Thomas Aquinas, Matthew Tan describes the ways that the Deadly Sin of Sloth might sneak up on us, and the subtle but expressly distinct ways it can express itself.
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