The Science of Doers vs Not Doers
As if I needed still another excuse to be lazy. Maybe I was born with it...
Fellers of a field called biopsychology used technology to figure out if there's something in our brains that makes us lazy. 'Gists (biopsychologists) from Ruhr-University in Germany (where I'm pretty sure being lazy is a capital offense*) brain-scanned some humans and found two brain parts that control our ability to self-control and to control our emotions (I guess that's different from self-control).
Laziness is all about the size and connectivity, baby!
The size and connectivity of those two brain parts mentioned above determines whether or not we're slackers. Procrastinators have a bigger amygdala than the doers of the world, while those showoffs are better-connected between their amygdala and dorsal ACC.
For the laymen (slackers) of the world: this means that the doers are better at managing distractions, while the rest of us see distractions as attractions.
And now you know!
* - no, it isn't