is it only me or......

@riyasam (16570)
India
April 28, 2009 8:33am CST
are people becoming lazy because of computers??i had my cousin staying with me for over an year and all she used to do was go for work and computers.the only time she ever moved from her place was to switch from desktop to laptop.she never used to do any other activity.
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@CJay77 (4438)
• Australia
28 Apr 09
I agree that alot of people become lazy because of the computers and you can count me in, lol. Sometimes when I'm front of computer I can even forget the time or things that I have to do. I wouldn't say that I am so addicted in internet or computer, but I can be sometimes. I even burnt two pots here, because I was in the computer, one is with rice and the other is boiling water. Now I make sure to logged off in any activities I am doing when I'm about to do cooking, lol.
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@riyasam (16570)
• India
28 Apr 09
same condition as me!!i have also burned things but it being my own place ,i was the one to suffer with my hubby adding salt to my wouds.now i have to be extra careful as i have to live with my in-laws.
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@CJay77 (4438)
• Australia
28 Apr 09
Tell to your hubby to not rub salt on your wounds, because cleaning those burned things is already a pain. And yes an extra careful will be good thing.
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@riyasam (16570)
• India
29 Apr 09
later on i am sure to rub salt in his wounds.he also does some foolishness attimes.
@subha12 (18452)
• India
29 Apr 09
Many people are getting lazy. I think we are no exception. i work with the computers, 5 day or sometimes 6 days a week. But when i get some time at home, I work very much.
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@riyasam (16570)
• India
30 Apr 09
thats the condition of my hubby too.(its making him have a stomach pouch)
• China
29 Apr 09
Yes, I admit that I become lazy when I get a computer, on the weekend I just stay at home and play my computer, and want to do nothing, I know this is not good, even I don't want to have meal, just eat some bread or cookies.SO I want to get rid of this bad habit.
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@riyasam (16570)
• India
30 Apr 09
i am a housewife but my hubbys condition is similar to yours,i have to get kids to pester him to get out from lazy state and go for an outing.
@cortney09 (1346)
• United States
3 May 09
I think that a lot of people are becoming lazy from computers, but I think a good bit of that is by choice. I think you can choose to keep from becoming lazy, if you want to. It's not difficult to get up and at least walk around your house and do household chores, even if you don't go outside.
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@riyasam (16570)
• India
4 May 09
thanks for sharing,have a great day.
@cortney09 (1346)
• United States
6 May 09
I liked the discussion. Great topic.
@dpk262006 (56753)
• Delhi, India
29 Apr 09
Hi!Riya! You are right upto an extent that computers has affected our lives and has made us lazy in the sense that physical activities has reduced due to involvement in computeres/net/mobiles. I fear that this is going to adversaly make on impact on our health in the long run. Your cousin should deliberately indulge in some physical activities so as to keep her fit and healthy.
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@riyasam (16570)
• India
30 Apr 09
ya right,maybe because her job involves computers she has become too addicted to it.we are now telling her to join a gym as she is putting on weight especially around thighs.
@dpk262006 (56753)
• Delhi, India
30 Apr 09
You have given her a very useful and sound advice, hope she understands your point of view.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
29 Apr 09
some people are just born lazy, lol. i don't have much patience w/lazy folks. i wouldn't like someone being in my house that was that way!!
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@riyasam (16570)
• India
30 Apr 09
even i cant stand them(maybe for a day or two)but here i had to be mum as she was more related to my mom-in-law(it would have meant a fight between me and my mom-in-law)
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
30 Apr 09
she should of been at your mil's house. she probably wouldn't have put up w/ her laziness. you sure shouldn't have had to put her w/it. your husband should have told his mother. u are too good for your own good, lady. hope she doesn't come back. lol
@James72 (26829)
• Australia
28 Apr 09
Nah, it's only YOU Mable! lol. Seriously though, we're definitely becoming less active because of technology in general, not just computers! We're also so reliant on our PC's for communications these days that it's hard to imagine NOT having one anymore. I use my own for phone calls, letters through email, online text and video chat with family etc..... It's completely replaced the more personal and hands-on forms of communication and it's only going to get worse! (Or better, depending on how you see it!) And that's just communication. Movies, music, e-books, banking, bill paying, shopping..... We could pretty much take care of our entire existence on a computer these days and never leave the house again.
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@riyasam (16570)
• India
28 Apr 09
you would have made me ej-------had your response be anything different(hope i did not offend anyones sensibilities) here but what you state is true,we can even get such wonderful friends online,there seems to be no need to get outside ,if only there was nothing called as health.
@James72 (26829)
• Australia
29 Apr 09
ej???? What? I would have made you into an ejector seat? lol.
@secretbear (19463)
• Philippines
18 May 09
hello riyasam! i think computers really do promote laziness. ^^;; i, myself get lazy a lot of times when i'm in front of my computer. i'm just addicted to it and the internet and i tend to ignore my chores a lot of times. i think its the same case for a lot of people. computer and internet addiction is really troublesome. i think this is where the challenge on self-discipline comes in. one has to have a strong self-discipline to be able to balance her or his time for work, chores, and leisure such as the internet. but i guess if a person's works involve using the computer and the internet, then that person has an excuse to stay in front of the computer for a long time. still, the person shouldn't forget to do his or her chores and errands. (i should be telling this to myself. LOL)
@riyasam (16570)
• India
18 May 09
LOL,i agree internet offers various solutions like paying our bills,booking tickets etc!!
@KrauseHome (36733)
• United States
18 May 09
I think that having a Computer can help a person become Lazy and Gain more weight because especially when you are online, or playing a game from your computer you are less likely to go do something else as well. I think sometimes it becomes an escape and a replacement for something else as well. But at the the same time for many yrs. people have been this way with watching TV as well, so for most it is learning a sense of Balance for sure.
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@riyasam (16570)
• India
18 May 09
yea but now people do realise the consequences of being a couch potato,hope they realise it is similar for computer too.
@la_chique (1498)
17 May 09
haha, yeah I agree! All I ever do is go on my computer. It takes so much for me to have the motivation to do anything else with my spare time! I'm going to make a realy big effort this summer though to go camping and kayaking over nice weekends just to make myself stay away from the computer. I've noticed myself piling on the pounds recently too. Thats just no good!
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@riyasam (16570)
• India
18 May 09
kayaking sounds wonderful!!good luck!!
@gr8life (6252)
• Malaysia
17 May 09
Hello riyasam, People tend to spend more time online now and I think it is not a good habit too unless your work is related to computer. When you spend a lot of time alone in the room, with your computer; you tend to forget about other important things in your life like your other hobbies, your friends and family and etc. I don't know how a person can just be in front of the computer 24-7 and never get bored. Of course if your job is related to computer and IT, that is different!
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@riyasam (16570)
• India
18 May 09
my hubby is in computer and sometimes i have to forcibly make him shut his laptop(he gives the reason of meeting the deadlines)
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• India
16 May 09
really true dear..even when i come back from my work...firstly i start my laptop the go for refreshing ...so, that in that mean time computer will properly boot up...na some time on weekend whole day i spend on my lapi by laying on my bed... really it's a kind of addition..this is cutting us withouter enviorment..any body can suggest me what to do??????????///// how to get rid from this bloody addition..??
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@riyasam (16570)
• India
16 May 09
maybe getting out with friends is a good thing,it may also be good if you develop a love for outdoor sports...good luck to you.
@Bebs08 (10685)
• United States
6 May 09
I think, yes... some are becoming lazy because of computers. But on the other hand, computers had helped a lot to make our work easier.
@riyasam (16570)
• India
6 May 09
,yup,i like the voice chat and webcam feature,i can talk with and at the same time see my cousins.
• India
2 May 09
no me too is their for u for always my dear
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@riyasam (16570)
• India
2 May 09
thanks for sharing,have a nice day.
@sid556 (30989)
• United States
2 May 09
yes...some people have become lazy and computers are their excuse. Your cousin sounds like one of those people. I don't think she became lazy BECAUSE of computers. I tend to think she is maybe just a lazy person and that is what she does. If not for computers, she'd probably be watching a lot of tv or some other idle activity. I'm pretty old and I love the computer but I still work full time...on my feet 10 hours a nite & I keep my home clean and I excersise and well...I'm very active despite my love of this technology. So are you, I bet. I don't blame the computer...I think it is a personality defect.
@riyasam (16570)
• India
2 May 09
maybe,hope she will change for her own good.
• United States
2 May 09
yeah i do think it has affected peoples activiness.. sad but it seems that technology is usually bad for out health since it makes things simpler..
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@riyasam (16570)
• India
2 May 09
thanks for sharing,have a nice day
@sweetyethot (1738)
• China
1 May 09
One of my friend is exactly the same as your cousin.She turns on the computer the moment she gets home after work every day.She stayed the whole night up just for reading a novel online last night!I cant stand that.She never likes other activities.As for me,I have nowhere to go after work ,so I spend a lot of time in front of computer.I always want to read more printed books and do more outdoor activities.Computers do make people lazier.
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@riyasam (16570)
• India
2 May 09
i also donot like to read booka online,maybe its a force of habit,i like to read the books which are handwritten.
@whyaskq (7531)
• Singapore
1 May 09
It is not they are becoming lazy... They are hooked to the computer and the addiction is too much to conquer. Once the computer is on, I too am glued to the computer and can sit for hours. I know very well this is not healthy but... I try not to get in front of the computer when I am home.
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@riyasam (16570)
• India
1 May 09
yes,i have to make it compulsory that noone reaches for the computer when all are at home except for emergency works.
@winterose (39897)
• Canada
30 Apr 09
yes more and more people are getting very lazy because of the computer and they do not do anything else.
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@riyasam (16570)
• India
30 Apr 09
in many places,the fights are because the man or the woman spends too much time infront of the computer.
@menulis (468)
• Indonesia
30 Apr 09
I don't think so. I think i do not become lazy. I use my computer only when i need it to finish my jobs, that's all. Even, i do not have any installed game on my pc. I dont like playing game..my pc just to finish my job and browse the internet (and play multimedia)
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@riyasam (16570)
• India
30 Apr 09
games are pretty addictive,so i had them removed from my computer as it was not exactly beneficial to me.