Does the Internet Make Us Lazy?

@Victoria7 (1242)
Spain
September 26, 2006 8:51am CST
I have a load of laundry to do, some plates to dry and put away and a floor to sweep. Yet I am too occupied on the internet!!!! Is this normal? I am obviously not disciplined enough. Or addicted to being on here!!
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15 responses
@arshil (76)
• India
19 Jan 07
yes internet makes us lazy as our hobby of playing sports is limited to internet game.in chating we stic to chair more than 2 hours and these hours are go in vain.
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@amitavroy (4823)
• India
17 Dec 06
i think you are right i dnt want to go out and shop i just want to order the thing online and get it free home delivered and also i prefer to chat or mail rather than call someone also i am not in conatct with friends who are not on orkut
@Victoria7 (1242)
• Spain
20 Dec 06
You have stolen my avatar. I had him first :(
@Victoria7 (1242)
• Spain
20 Jan 07
That is better :-) Thanks
20 Jan 07
Yes I think it both make us lazy and tests our self discipline, and now you have me hooked on here too. Ah well, the husband will have to take over the housework from now on!!! Haha!
@Victoria7 (1242)
• Spain
20 Jan 07
Good idea! And why shouldn´t he? LOL
@emmet18 (1116)
• Romania
17 Dec 06
I also have the same problem, we are adicted to Internet :) PS: i LIKE YOUR AVATAR:)
@Victoria7 (1242)
• Spain
20 Jan 07
I certainly am ha ha. My emoticon is from www.messengerfreak.com
@joshua_77 (612)
• India
24 Jan 07
We should plan how much hour work better we make a small time table for our daily duties we should allocate proper time for all works otherwise we will get trouble,my personal opinion who are use internet more hours unnecessarily sure it will make us lazy
23 Jan 07
yes i think the internet does make us lazy...right now i cud b revising for my exam...doing the ironing or doing sum washing, or the washing up....but still i am sitting here on my laptop replying to peoples discussions lol. also i try to find presents online now instead of hunting around the shops, but i do tht because there is more choice on the internet..u can get almost nethin. im not disciplined enuff either...i shud set myself a limit, but i kno i wudnt stick to it
@katweena (84)
• Philippines
23 Jan 07
I think that the internet really makes people lazy, especially students. They get all their research sources from the internet, they do their homework using the net, etc. Little do they know that not everything on the internet is true. Information from the internet is often inaccurate and unreliable. It is still best to consult books from the library, even if it can be very tedious.
@ilunice (947)
• Netherlands
20 Jan 07
It may not be all that normal. I see it as nothing but laziness. I never abandon what need to be done because of internet. I just have to make sure all is done to time.
20 Jan 07
I don't think it's just the internet that makes us lazy, there are many things that make us lazy - tv, computer games, etc. But I don't think laziness is the issue here, us humans are naturally drawn to whatever brings us the most pleasure and lets face it, a sink full of dishes or huge pile of washing really doesn't bring us much pleasure...well not the majority of us anyway. The internet, tv's, computer games etc do bring pleasure, therefore we are naturally drawn to them. There's a saying "swallow the frog first thing in the morning" (or something like that), I think it's buddhist, it basically means do your worst thing task for the day first thing in the morning and you won't spend the rest of the day worry or stressing about it. Sometimes I "swallow the frog" as soon as I wake up, but I often blend that frog with a little bit of something I like to make the task more manageable.
@Lillith (775)
• United States
20 Jan 07
I don't know that lazy is the right word but it definitely keeps me otherwise occupied when I am neglecting things I NEED to be doing. I also don't read as much as I used to because I am constantly online and I kind of miss that.
@sunny5u (2072)
• India
20 Jan 07
Yes,what you said is correct.Many of them are becoming lazy by the use of the internet.I saw many people like that becoming lazy like that.It is very easy to go through the world,but once look back to the house condition.
• United States
19 Jan 07
I think going online is keeping us from doing a lot of things because there are so many things online that are beyond our reach... it's normal but it's not right to be too occupied on the net...
• Philippines
22 Dec 06
i guess to some extent yes, it does make a person lazy.. so, the key to redeeming your more productive self is by practicing discipline. discipline is the only answer to get rid or at least minimize the addiction on certain things, so, manage yourself, manage your time to maximize the things that you can do without relying only or focusing you attention at the net
• United States
20 Dec 06
I think the internet is very addictive. Since I have been unemployed I find I am spending more time on the internet. I need to start limiting my time. Perhaps making a schedule will help us.
@blessonje (1652)
• India
26 Sep 06
i don that uts any reason for the laziness of the people