Louis Mackey on Human Laziness and Fear

The brief excerpt below is from the stylized philosophy documentary, Waking Life. Speaking is the philosopher Louis Mackey. If his voice is familiar, it’s because he was tapped to play the anarchist in the film Slackers


“[W]hat are these barriers that keep people from reaching anywhere near their real potential? The answer to that can be found in another question, and that’s this: Which is the most universal human characteristic – fear or laziness?”

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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