what is laziness?

@Modestah (11192)
United States
February 26, 2008 9:52am CST
Is keeping a sedentary lifestyle necessarily lazy?? Is working with the mind considered laziness? Does laziness refer to body movement and lack of it - or motivation and lack of it? can not a person who works at his desk be highly motivated and productive - getting many things accomplished and even be forthcoming in assisting his fellow man - withOUT being physically active?
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@flowerchilde (12518)
• United States
26 Feb 08
I'd have to say a lack of motivation, for the very reasons you stated! Otherwise, I'm in big trouble! :)
• United States
26 Feb 08
...tho come to think of it, I did just go out and shovel the driveway so everyone can get in when they get home.. :)
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
26 Feb 08
I think that laziness is a state or frame of mind - now you made yourself go out there to shovel - would it be laziness if you did it but were sluggish about going out to do it? I do not know. anyhow! you did great! more than 700 calories per hour snow shoveling. woooo hooo!
@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
2 Mar 08
Laziness is not doing the things you are supposed to do. It's not being responsible and taking care of those things in your life which need attention. But what if you are "busy" doing other things? These are questions that bother me if I'm honest. I feel like I shouldn't be wasting my time by coming here, and other sites I frequent. I'm spending time and not really achieving anything. There are so many other things I could be doing. There are so many chores around the house that I ignore or continually put off. I seem to have a guilty conscience all the time I'm online.
@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
2 Mar 08
Thank you for BR my friend. At least I can give myself a smile and feel like I'm doing something worthwhile when I get BR. Brightest blessings to you.
@my52cents (569)
• United States
26 Feb 08
I sit at the computer and work all day long, from early morning sometimes until mid evening. I may not move my body much (or as much as I should) but I'm certainly not lazy. In fact, I wear my brain out most days, so I know I'm motivated or I wouldn't work my brain so hard. Yes, I think laziness has to do with lack of motivation, or ignoring motivation, with a little procrastination thrown in for good measure.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
26 Feb 08
I think laziness is when there is no motivation to participate in anything....Or just sitting on the couch being a couch potato while there are things that need to be done.....Everyone choses a lifestyle and really not one of us has the right to say if someone is lazy or if that is a lifestyle choice.