What am I? Am I lazy or diligent?

Davao, Philippines
June 4, 2009 4:19pm CST
I have this problem in identifying myself when people ask me a question if I am lazy or not. I don't like doing chores. I don't like running around my little house and bump on walls or tumble on the floor because I am in a hurry to do something. I don't know how to cook, how to do laundry--(*but I wash my own personal things*) and anything you can say a household chore. BUT, I know how to and use the computer. I know my lessons. I get high grades in academics. I know I suck in Physical Education and I get rewards for it. So, what am I? Am I lazy or diligent?
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4 responses
@harmonee (1236)
• United States
4 Jun 09
I think there is a difference between not wanting to do something and flat out not doing it. I wouldn't say you are lazy. I'm sure there are things that you know a lot about that other people know very litte. I don't know how to cook or do yard work, but I work very hard at making a living and providing a good life for my family. I wouldn't consider myself lazy at all. I don't like cleaning my house, but I do, it may not be on the cover of a magazine, but we are by no means living in filth. I just think there is a balance. There are people out there that spend all day playing video games and watching TV, can't hold down a job and don't care to. I think that qualifies more as lazy.
• Davao, Philippines
4 Jun 09
Hm...I guess I really am lazy. I really love computer games and everything related to computers. That's the reason why I am currently taking Information Technology as a course. I never do chores since I am "busy" with other stuffs like this. I had always thought I could never be the girl figure my parents wanted me to be. And I guess I am right. Girls in our family MUST know how to do these things. I think it's only me who can't follow that rule. lol
@harmonee (1236)
• United States
9 Jun 09
I'm not your typical girly girl either. I'm still not convinced that makes either of us lazy. You just aren't going to be a house wife or anything like that and that's okay.
@machatago (385)
• Philippines
5 Jun 09
hmmmm...i woulnd't call you lazy, i wouldn't also call you a diligent person, its just normal, not wanting to do the chores, because personally it sucks doing all those kinds of things, but i still always do it since it is an obligation at the household, and you don't want your things to be in a mess do you? and congrats for the good grades, you are deligent enough to study that hard.
• Davao, Philippines
5 Jun 09
Thank you! For commenting and for your praise. I do my very best in school since I am keeping a promise to my mother I've made ever since I could remember... I made a vow that I could finish until college to be able to help my parents in the future, to support my siblings and make my mother's every wish and wants come true. If I remember it correctly, my mother was not able to finish her schooling due to her work in her younger years...
@Sandra1952 (6052)
• Spain
4 Jun 09
Not wanting to do chores doesn't make you lazy - it shows you have your priorities right. High grades is more important than a high gloss on the furniture. I do think you should learn to cook, though, because then you are more in control of your life, and I think you'll find you actually enjoy it. There is more to life than housework, but food is the source of life. You sound like my kind of person.
• Davao, Philippines
4 Jun 09
Thank you so much for your opinion. Well...I can't really cook but I bake cakes and trying to learn more on how to make sweets. I just had this problem since my siblings call me lazy. I don't like the actual cooking since I can't hold a knife without getting afraid that I might cut myself or hurt someone who gets close to me. I am clumsy. I can't touch raw fish since I can't stand the smell for more than a minute. I can't look at raw meat because I'll think of the pigs that were butchered just to become my meal. And I love eating pork. But I know how to put some things together to make a nice meal--without going through those. I just don't do it often since the ingredients are bought from my own lunch money.
• China
5 Jun 09
I would think you are little lazy. Of course, you don't like doing chores, I think, you have your seasons., but you should do some chores when you are free. Doing chores is good for you. I can cook. I feel happy while my family members have a meal that I made.