I have a friend who is literally bored of everything (Male, in his twenties, student).
The individual is studying a very interesting subject, Computing Science. He is an average student. He is in his 3rd year and he hardly knows/remembers any of the programming skills he supposedly learned in the classroom. He sleeps 14 hours a day, waking up only to forcibly go to classes, do some university assignments (always at the last day or two) and maybe socialise, if he is invited to any social event.
In multiple occasions the individual confesses his inability to code and asks for help with his coding related assignments. He shows no interest in learning whatsoever, and if he does anything on his own he just copies code from the internet, without learning what each code segment does.
I have tried multiple times to help him understand when he asks for help, but he just says that he is bored of learning why something works, and wants to see the code required for it (of course I have never provided any code but only explanations and links to documentation).
In the end of the day his reasoning for not learning any code is that he did not get taught in the classroom enough to do the assignments and that his teachers expect him to learn on his own (in case anybody wonders, this is true and intended in the computing science business, as we have to learn to adapt to new technologies in a daily basis).
Another reason he provides that he doesn't want to spend his time to learn coding is because he is bored. I have to add that being bored is one of his daily reasons for not doing anything (laundry, food, socialise).
I have in multiple occasions explained that he should try practicing on his own, or with me if he wants with different projects, to get better. My reasoning is that he already wastes enough money from his own parents for his studies and that even if he ever gets a diploma or a bachelors he won't be able to get any job in our business.
I know, not everyone is meant for being a scientist and a professional, and not being one is not considered as anything subpar. My only issue is that I can see potential in his skill and reasoning but non-existing motivation to train that. Before it's too late I want to help my friend start being just a little more productive.
Any suggestion would be appreciated.