Interested in Language
Dear Sir/Madam, would you kindly tell me the meaning of the underlined sentence? Thank you very much.
"A friend struggles with his teenage stepson, who shrugs as he helplessly explains his bad grades with 'I can't help it. I'm lazy. My father told me that I inherited it from him.' This teenager has taken his own difficulty in getting excited about geometry and, with the help of his father, turned it into a disease."