What's so bad about being Lazy?!

@miamilady (4924)
United States
June 20, 2007 9:34am CST
I have been called this a few times. Mostly as a child. Sometimes it was while being scolded. Sometimes it was just how my mom woke me up. She's say "It's time to wake up Lazy Bones!" Ugh. I hate that word...Lazy...when people say it, it's not to compliment you. That's for sure. Well, in my opinion, most character traits have good and bad ways of being seen. So, for those of you who care to hear this. I'm going to tell you the good side of being Lazy. Lazy people are not obsessive! Lazy people won't get all worked up about things being perfectly tidy all the time. It's too much trouble to keep things spotless! Lazy people won't argue. Too much trouble! Lazy people are rarely in a bad mood. What's to be mad about? We haven't done anything all day! Lazy people aren't bad. We just don't see the sense in making our beds when we are just gonna mess them up again in the next 12 hours. Okay...I'm out of material. If any one would care to add, please do. Maybe I'm not out of material, maybe I'm just too Lazy to keep going. I need some help here. Come on folks!
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@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
20 Jun 07
Are you kidding me? Have you ever read what the Bible says about slothfulness? The Bible says that a man who does not work, should not eat. I believe in Matthew he called the servant with the one talent, wicked and lazy. Read what the book of Proverbs says about lazziness.
@miamilady (4924)
• United States
20 Jun 07
I'll look into that... In the meantime...I forgot one. Lazy people make great leaders, because we are great at delegating! And just to reply to your response. I guess I'll reply with a question...At what poing is it considered slothfulness? I do laundry. I cook sometimes. I do contribute. I just don't think life was meant to be lived on a treadmill. Where we keep going until we work ourselves to exhaustion. I don't believe in living your life as a workoholic. When you get to that point, you begin to forget the importance of family and serenity. Even God designated a day of rest, didn't he?
@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
20 Jun 07
I was not meaning to attack you. You asked a question and I assumed that you really did not know the answer. Yes, the Lord said, my yoke is easy and my burden is light. He designated days of rest and restoration for his children.
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@miamilady (4924)
• United States
20 Jun 07
It's okay. That's why we ask questions, to get answers. I welcome all perspectives in my discussions.
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@castleghost (1304)
• United States
20 Jun 07
Lazy people can't be blamed when something goes wrong because apparently they aren't the ones who did it. As for the question. I think that everyone deserves to be lazy at some point or another. Its called taking a rest. As long as your lazy time doesn't hurt anyone else I see nothing wrong with it.
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@maddysmommy (16235)
• United States
20 Jun 07
Nothing wrong with being lazy except when you are lazy it affects others. My husband is very hardworking at work but when it comes to being at home i consider him lazy. He doesn't make the bed at all, he doesn't rinse his dishes or put them away in the dishwasher (in yet everyone else does), he doesn't put his clothes in the laundry and expects others to pick up after him. He doesn't help with the cleaning around the house (in yet he makes most of the mess himself), and I could just go on. If he doesn't do any of this then who does? someone has to and it always ends up being me. Nothing wrong with having a lazy day but when it is everyday or most days, it gets to be a bit too much and thats when I start to call him lazy and get up his nose about it LOL! :)
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@miamilady (4924)
• United States
20 Jun 07
Let me guess...are you a stay at home mom? I think husbands tend to think it's their job to make the money and our job to clean up after them. Of course they are WRONG. We do plenty of other things, we don't need to walk around behind them picking up what they leave behind. I do think there is a difference between beig lazy and being inconsiderate. If you live with others, one should be considerate of those around them and not impose upon them. I'm sure you can tell my post is in a joking tone. I hope people can tell that anyway... But on a serious note. I guess my real point would be that it takes all kinds in the world. We shouldn't judge and there is something to be said for BALANCE. Complete slothness (that probably isn't the right way to say that word) isn't good. I know that but neither is complete perfectionism. People need to leave time to enjoy life and enjoy Gods gifts of nature and family. Not spend all of our time working our fingers to the bone and missing out on precious time with our families and friends. Thank you for your response.
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@maddysmommy (16235)
• United States
20 Jun 07
Yes I am a stay at home mom now and have been a working mom too. I was just pointing out that yes its ok to be lazy but sometimes being lazy can affect others. By keeping the bed tidy doesn't mean i'm a perfectionist, its just keeping the house clean, tidy and in some kind of order. I went to the extreme in stuff that I said but its all good, he's not entirely lazy!
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@miamilady (4924)
• United States
20 Jun 07
lol I understood what you meant. I'm a stay at home mom too and I know what it's like. I was a working mom for a while too. It is nicer when everyone pitches in.
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@sunshinecup (7881)
20 Jun 07
If I repeat someone, sorry I am answering from my email cause I am too lazy to go to the boards, LOL. Being lazy, you can't lose anything sense you don't do anything. Being lazy, means you don't lose those hours of sleep you can't recover! Being lazy, slows down the aging process for lack of waisted energy! LOL, ok I'm all out.
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@miamilady (4924)
• United States
20 Jun 07
lol thanks for your contribution. You can go take a nap now. I know that was hard work. ;-)
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
23 Jun 07
Welcome to the club, miami. I was called lazy also when I was growing up, but it was because my nose was always stuck in a book. All of the things you say are quite true. The term does carry a negative connotation, so I just learned to ignore them and not give a darn. I made up my mind at an early age that I would not allow anyone to dictate to me on how I should use my time. I stick by that rule to this day.
• Qatar
21 Jun 07
every thing bad about becoming lazy. wake up bravo and do work. donot think of being lazy. lazy makes a nation down.
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@YoungInLove (1254)
• Canada
21 Jun 07
Oh ive most deffinately been called lazy. I dont think its necessarily a bad thing. I mean if its taking over your life to the point you can never get things done then its a problem. But I dont see anything wrong in just laying around sometimes instead of always going out and doing something. My boyfriend always bugs me for this cuase he is constantly moving and I would rather just have a nice cuddle session and watch a movie and he thinks im lazy. I dont thnk being lazy is wrong at all unless your letting it affect your life and career.
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• United States
21 Jun 07
I like to think of being lazy as this 'Why waste energy on something trivial, when I am saving up for something big?' It helps me describe why I'm lazy and whatnot.
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@wahmoftwo (1298)
• United States
20 Jun 07
I always said that, sometimes, lazy people are just really smart. They come up with easier ways to do things. Obviously some lazy people will try to take the easy way out and it will end up doing things longer but who knows how many good inventions are out there just becuase someone wanted an easier way to do things? Like you said though lazyiness does have downsides. I think it just depends on your degree of laziness, LOL!
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@dheaja (171)
• Indonesia
20 Jun 07
I think everyone has ever being lazy and so do I. Lazy people don't lose anything because they do nothing. But they might lost chance and maybe it's not gonna come twice. You'll be regret it when it's gone.
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@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
20 Jun 07
My friend has always commented that I am very lazy. I do not think it is bad being lazy. Many successful people are indeed lazy to a certain extent. I visualise myself as one of these future successors. lol.
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@rosie_123 (6118)
21 Jun 07
LOL! One of the best posts I have ever read! I am lazy and extremely proud of it!!! My Mother always taught me this old saying – “Don’t run if you can walk, don’t walk if you can sit down, and don’t sit down if you can lie down and fall asleep!” and I agree - LOL! Seriously – I think there is a lot of truth in your words – busy, obsessive people do my head in – I like to be laid back, and relaxed, to admire nature, and the world around me, to enjoy reading a good book, or listening to a piece of music, with nothing to disturb me! I heard another saying once – something along the lines of “The Devil makes work for idle hands” – well – I don’t believe in the Devil anyway – but I say bring it on!! If I can get something for nothing I am all for it!!! OK – back to falling asleep behind my PC at work, -being so lazy that I prefer to chat on MyLot than do the work I’m paid here to do!
@miamilady (4924)
• United States
21 Jun 07
lol You're MOM taught you that?? Now that's a suprise. I may teach my kids that by example but not in word. I was hoping my laziness would teach them to be independant. lol My theory was, since I was lazy, I'd make them do stuff themselves, therefore they would become independent. The jury is still out on whether or not that is working. Actually, I guess laziness can also come and go. In my opinion my children are NOT lazy. But you wouldn't be able to tell that by looking at their rooms or how much they help me! They are constantly busy and get bored when there's nothing to do. They are both active in organized sports and don't like to stay home and do nothing. So, I don't think they are lazy. But when it comes to chores, they would be thought of as Lazy. They do help, but only when I make them. I enjoy reading and things of that nature as well. I believe in living in the moment and appreciating nature and peace and quiet as well.
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@rosie_123 (6118)
21 Jun 07
Well I guess my Mum was quite "unconventional" - especially for her generation. She was more of a best friend than a Mother if that makes sense. She was a bit of a "hippy" long before anyone had ever heard of the word - so her advice may be a surprise to everyone else, but, it was totaly in keeping with the rest of her:-)) I still miss her everyday - if I was half as great a person as she was, I would be happy.
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21 Jun 07
the last part of that saying as we knew it when we were kids is dont lie down unless you intend to go to sleep... which does make a lot of sense in terms of not being wilfully lazy but i think being lazy is one of the perks in life...and its FREE...the best things usually are..
@senthil2k (1501)
• India
21 Jun 07
Personally, Laziness is the worst character for anyone to possess. This is because, when one is lazy, he is losing almost everything in his life. As we all know, Time is more worthier than Money. Time once lost cant be earned or got back. But Money once lost, can be earned later or got back by some other means. When Time is properly used, I can always earn more and more money. Laziness will lead to Postponing things or wokr for later date. But for me, postponing wont work at all. So be active and avoid being Lazy.
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@miamilady (4924)
• United States
21 Jun 07
hmmm Interesting perspective. Although I appreciate your point of view, I have to disagree. Maybe i'm not even disagreeing, but seeing something that you might have missed. Being lazy does not always mean wasting time and being a hard worker does not always mean that you are valuing your time or making the best use of it. I will give one example... The workaholic...As you said...money can always be made later...you can not make up lost family time later...workaholics are never accused of being lazy. But, they do often lose up an valuable family time. Oftentimes, those who are thought of as "lazy" have plenty of time to share with their loved ones, because they are not "too busy" for them. They don't put off their famlies bacause they have to get things done. Just something for you to consider.
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@coferbox (298)
• United States
21 Jun 07
There is nothing wrong with being lazy up to a point. But for me if I never felt like I had accomplished anything I would feel bad. On days when I feel like I have wasted all my time just goofing around I feel worse about myself - not better. I take breaks during the day to watch my favorite TV shows but I work also. To me to be truly happy there has to be a balance between work and play.
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@miamilady (4924)
• United States
21 Jun 07
I agree with you.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
20 Jun 07
I'm too lazy to respond. HAHAHA!!
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@miamilady (4924)
• United States
20 Jun 07
lol Well thanks for the little bit that you did respond!
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@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
20 Jun 07
Taht is funny. You could translate that into almost any joke. But as a parent we always have to encourage our children to hurry up and get things done. Like homework, getting to school on time, etc. We have to try to get them into good habits for the future.My kids hated to make their beds. When I grew up I had to make mine everyday! I'm tired now, think I'll go lay my lazy butt down until the mood strikes me to do something else.
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@miamilady (4924)
• United States
20 Jun 07
There are some things in life that are "musts" homework would be one of them. Laundry is another... Then there are some chores that some people choose to do every day and others choose to do less frequently. Like vaccuming or sweeping etc. Enjoy your siesta! lol
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@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
20 Jun 07
I agree to some extent. Laziness is fine some of the time. Anyway, you can never get all the work done because the list is endless. I don't keep everything spotless, just picked up and fairly neat. I am somewhat organized so that I can afford to be lazier because I spend less time looking for what I need. That gives me more time to do nothing. I like to do nothing sometimes and see nothing wrong with it. Besides, work is a four letter word and I am swearing off of those as much as possible...lol.
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@miamilady (4924)
• United States
20 Jun 07
lol on the four letter word. You make a good point about being organized helping to cut down on work.
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• United States
23 Jun 07
Well everybody has a different definition of what lazy really is. My ex used to think I was lazy when I sat down in the evening to read my book, yet he wasn't lazy laying on the couch to watch football. But there are times when everyone deserves a spot of laziness. But there are people that are lazy in all aspects of life and then you have a problem. Lazy can sometimes be a virtue, think of it as being lazy rather than procrastination.
@singod (25)
• China
21 Jun 07
I must say I'm a lazy boy according to miamilady's mom.Sometimes I can stay in bed till 10 o'clock at noon.Don't laugh at me.I don't want to be like this.It's just because I suffer from the insomnia and fall into it for about five years.I konw I must change and I have tried .But it's no use.I hope I can cure myself in the following year as I will graduate from the college.
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@venshida (4837)
• United States
21 Jun 07
I have kids who I think are lazy. They want to sleep late, and I think it is a horrible trait. I worry how they are going to function when they have to get up and work everyday.