Motivating Youth in a Lazy & Distracted World with Craig Hefner

Have you ever seen a young person struggling to get motivated, complaining about boredom, or seeming a bit lazy and apathetic? Or perhaps they’re the opposite, always busy, distracted, and jumping from one thing to the next throughout the day. This behavior is common in our modern world, but the ancients had a unique word for it: Acedia. Although this term has faded from our vocabulary, it’s worth rediscovering, as it helps us better understand this prevalent vice, especially challenging for teenagers. Fortunately, our guest Craig Hefner brings encouraging words and practical solutions to reframe this mindset in our homes and schools.
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