Very interesting point. When you're neck deep in the rigmarole of being lazy it's out-of-sight, out-of-mind… You don't mind it too much. It's when you reflect on the time and opportunity cost wasted, it's another story.
I know when I wake up in the morning I have this like visual flash go through my mind that I'm racing against "better Jon." He's a better writer, lover, thinker, boxer, and overall person. It's my duty to beat him at his game everyday. He also isn't lazy so it's hard.
In any case, great article and good to see you're doing well.