desidia

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Exhorta a las embarazadas a evitar el sedentarismo y les advierte que "a partir de la concepcion no deben entumecerse llevadas de la desidia y de la excesiva modorra y tampoco dedicarse a trabajos sedentarios; mas bien deben practicar paseitos a la ciudad" (104).
La Ocasion advierte que una de las causas principales de que los hombres hayan llegado a esta situacion de desidia es que "tiene repartidas la necedad por los hombres estas infernales clausulas" (158).
Agitur de peccatis maxime personalibus tum eius qui iniquitatem gignit et fovet vel ea abutitur; tum eius qui, cum aliquo modo agere possit ad vitanda vel removenda aut saltem finibus circumscribenda quaedam mala socialia, id facere omittit desidia, metu et probroso consciorum silentio, dissimulata facinoris societate aut indifferentis animi neglegentia; tum eius, qui se excusat causam interponens mundum mutari non posse; tum eius etiam, qui laborem et incommoda intendit effugere, praetexens fucosas rationes superioris momenti.
Nunc vero qua datur te in libris tuis video, non equidem totum sed quatenus nondum seculi nostri desidia periisti.
Of the many terms used at that time to describe states of consciousness similar to chronic ennui--some of the most well known being tristitia, siccitas, desidia and pigritia (sloth)--the word acedia came to predominate.
An interesting association of Alciati's emblem of Desidia with the figure on the far right of Bruegel's Wedding Breakfast results in the somewhat dubious conclusion that the "gentleman is as lazy and profligate as the peasants he considers his inferiors.