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    Personal Sloth

    What does it mean please?

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    Re: Personal Sloth

    A 'sloth' is an animal that hangs upside down and moves v - e - r - y slowly through the trees of the South American forests.
    Personal sloth would refer to a person who moves slowly. It has come to mean "lazy'.

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    Re: Personal Sloth

    "sloth" is a very old word meaning "indolent, sluggish", later acquiring the meaning "slowness" and eventually "laziness". Originally it was closer in meaning to our modern medical term "depression".

    I would interpret "personal sloth" as meaning someone has no motivation to do anything.

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