Can you cure lazyness?

Lazyness In Action - All you can see is literaly nothing, just a lazy man that thinks even getting up is a challenge!
September 26, 2011 7:19am CST
Here is one of the most common problems nowadays. People used to be hard working in the history, as the world is getting developed, human`s mind is working on this principe (`` I don`t have to do anything, I`ll have machines for that!). Even bigger problem is that most of poeple are too lazy, which means they even don`t have will to do even a small job like taking the trash out of their house, or walking the dog,etc. Why are people so lazy in present time, As I studies history when i was small, people were living only by working!
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@Bluedoll (16820)
• Canada
26 Sep 11
The problem with the dude in the picture is that he is not interacting. Pushing the remote is not interaction it is surfing. If he used his computer for something that was creative he would be working therefore not lazy. Sometimes lazy can be a product of depression and that needs to be dealt with. Generally I think lazy can be defined as impotent goals. Do you agree?
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• United States
26 Sep 11
Depression certainly manifests itself with symptoms appearing lazy. However, there are also many who are content with not doing anything constructive or creative. Its sad really. They are actually happy with their laziness. They like the trash overflowing, their car full of junk, the house a wreck, the grass growing out of control. They despise anyone who has the nerve to point out their failings. They ridicule people who are orderly and neat with comments like obsessive and worse. The ambition to take charge of your life and to actually do something for your own or for the world's betterment is what is missing. To be lazy is to disregard that there are people (or even animals for that matter) that can benefit from whatever energy someone can muster to do something, anything. To be lazy is to be very very selfish.
@Bluedoll (16820)
• Canada
26 Sep 11
Does this mean depression is selfish? I certainly agree with the betterment aspect but what if betterment means being lazy, if not lazy, resting, watching the hockey game or football? What I mean sometimes we all need a rest and if we do not pay attention to that end up being less productive in the long run. No one should ridicule other people but maybe it is a defense mechanism against facing the truth that they are happy with being lazy. On the other hand we are creatures of habit and we do the same thing over and over until we have gone to far like perhaps Mr couch potato. I have a feeling, after I go and do all the things I need to do today and come back here to this discussion, he is still going to be on the couch. Lazy guy!
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• United States
26 Sep 11
Very insightful. No, depression is of course a mental illness and hard and even impossible for some to combat. They have my complete sympathy. Some people feign illness which is despicable. Sometimes we deserve to be lazy, enjoy the day, enjoy the hammock, enjoy not having to work. But, this is not being a lazy person. I have things to do today, and you have things to do today, and the lazy person has things to do today and you are right, the lazy one will still be on the couch while you and I have done our things. The problem is when you or I having taken care of our stuff are compelled to do the lazy guy's stuff, too. Pick up his clothes or make his bed or pick up his candy bar wrappers from the coffee table. Then his stuff is done, too, and he can go on being comfy on the couch. He has used you or me. That will cause HUGE resentment. Frankly, I don't have any friends I feel are lazy. I have relatives that most certainly are. So, maybe social ostracism will work unless the lazy outnumber the not lazy. Then nothing gets done...
@megamatt (14333)
• United States
26 Sep 11
Well not in an ethical manner any way. A cattle prod right up the backside might work wonders, but that's not exactly the most ethical or nicest things. Some people are just going to do the least that they can. Sometimes less than less that they can. There are just a lot of people who refuse to do anything, because they can't find the proper motivation. Then there are different degrees of laziness. There are some rather active people out there that would consider most people to be lazy. Then there are many things that are considered to be lazy all across the board. That is just the nature of society. Things are not going to change. Oh well, just go along with the ride. That's life anymore.
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@Bluedoll (16820)
• Canada
26 Sep 11
Oh my goodness, a cattle prod, those things are so cruel. Are you sure? He looks like a guy that might get up and hurt someone but while in his stupor remains harmless to anyone but himself of course. It is true what you say, I think it has to rest with the person to have some kind of desire for motivation, for motivation to work properly. If that makes sense. Does that make sense?
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@Ganesh44 (5547)
• India
27 Sep 11
I agree fully with you see today we are using more of our brain and machines so we get addicted to both causing us to become more and more lazy even we dont accept or agree with it but thats the fact and exercise is the only way to cure laziness provided we do it But the situation is getting more grim than it seems Nice discussion .......... Hare Krishna Ganesh
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26 Sep 11
hi, I think the lack of passion is one of the reasons that makes us lazy, at least for me. Recently, I've been told to conquer it efficiently, that is, to do the most unwilling things at the beginning of a day, and do what you think is best at the end of a day. I think that really help me to get desire to do more things. Hope that help.
@thatgirl13 (7307)
• South Korea
26 Sep 11
So true!! I wish there was some cure for laziness. I would so use it on myself first. Compared to around 5 years ago, I have gone so lazier I can't even compare I am so lazy these days and I don't know how to cure myself. Sleeping and internet are the only things I want to do! god seriously!!
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26 Sep 11
depends, if u are really lazy and you dont have determination to change, the u probably ending up being a lazy person for the rest of your life.. if u still have the determination then you are lucky because everybody can changes..
26 Sep 11
I think you`re right. Some people will never change, even when they have support and inspiration. Some of the really do, because they know they have to change their life, in cause to live normally. Lazyness has become most common disease in these times. You start while you`re young, and it doesn`t change even when you grow up, unless you decide to change it :)
26 Sep 11
i hope i can be a bit more hardworking, i woke up late everyday and sleep early but i have determination to change and i know i can. just wish me the best!!
26 Sep 11
I`m sure you can! I wish you really the best! :)
• Philippines
26 Sep 11
hi there! there is no cure for lazyness and im sure of it because if there is then im gonna buy one bottle of it and give it someone that i know (hehe). the problem nowadays is that people become so depended to machines and technology. they'd rather let those machines do the job than do it themselves. i think that is the downfall of man when they learn to exploit their resources. i just hope that we would all learn and not be depended too much on these machineries because we are all aware that they have an end - they do expire and they dont really yield all the results that we want.
26 Sep 11
Hehe, If someone invents the cure, I`m definately going to do same thing you would! Yes, I agree about that machines and technology are the cause of this. I know it sounds a bit strange when we would ask the development to stop! :D Would not make sense since developments help the life of many people that actually can`t do something themselves. I just think people shouldn`t get so relied to machines and technology and start using their own brains!
@Bluedoll (16820)
• Canada
26 Sep 11
You know I do agree with the over dependence on technology. All the jobs our generations of our past seem to be gone. Maybe we have the potential for new ones? In any case should we blame the machines or the way we use them? I do not think we can go back in time or should we if we had the chance but maybe we need just to be more creative?
26 Sep 11
Yes, You`re right. We can`t blame technology, since humans invented it themselves. I think that`s right, being more creating can figure out new ways which will solve everything :D
• Philippines
27 Sep 11
I think that there is a cure for laziness. Motivation and incentives works wonders to kick the butts of those lazy people. Having something to look forward to and something to inspire or motivate you will surely eliminate laziness. Having a goal in mind makes working easier too. I think that at present time, many individuals become lazy because they become dependent on the machines that they don't sharpen their minds at all. They are also not motivated due to the enormous competition that they have to struggle against with nowadays's generation. But given the right incentives to work, I think that laziness can be swept away. Much like, if there is an urgency in the work or like there is a need to survive, laziness will surely be out of place with such situations.
@ebuscat (5949)
• Philippines
27 Sep 11
For me no because the trend in our days is more of not to be responsible plus the food they eat is can add for the one to be lazy.
• Greece
27 Sep 11
for someone to be lazy is a matter of character that not all people are able to fix. people are lazy because life has become easier in present times.
@SIMPLYD (75329)
• Philippines
27 Sep 11
Machines are there to help us in whatever tasks we are doing. But we shouldn't be totally relying on them because if they get damaged, we will find it so difficult to work manually. Laziness, could be cured if only we are disciplined enough not to rely to much in machines. It really takes a lot of determination for us not to feel lazy.
@shanemae (1025)
• Philippines
27 Sep 11
i wish there was a cure to laziness so that every time that i would feel lazy then i can drink or chew that and become persevering to do do the work! but laziness really depends on the person. if he would leave it all up to the machines or not. as with me it's the mind setting. i would tell myself that i would not reach anything if i would let this laziness dominate me. really, i adore how people work in history. their hard work is truly exceptional!
@Hatley (159408)
• Garden Grove, California
27 Sep 11
hi wowash I think its up to the person him or herself to change as we cannot do much to cure them unless they first want to be curied. I never had a chance to be lazy when I was a young adult as I worked as a nurse's aide most of my life. We never had time to be lazy and I loved it as it fulfilled me. then marriage and two children 11 months apart ran my legs off so not lazy there. Now at almost 85 I have a little bit of a time to be lazy as I have worked and worked hard all my life. lol loll even here on mylot some make discussions but are too lazy to go back and comment on them. People can only be cured of bone laziness if they really want to otherwise no deal as it wont work.