Today’s guest post in the Resolution Revolution Blog Series is brought to you by Elena from Home that We Built. Over on her lovely blog Elena asks us to join her on her amusing, fun and always interesting journey from making a house into a home. Today however she shares with us the one thing that really REALLY grinds her gears.
What Grinds My Gears
post by: Elena
Argue if you will, but the source of all human evil is laziness. Speaking in most general terms, laziness breeds stupidity as in “lazy to study well at school” or “researching your facts” leads to the lack of common knowledge about the world hence intolerance to other cultures. I’m sure there’s no need to remind you all of all the appalling, terrifying and disgraceful “occurrences” of intolerance around the globe, covered by ideology, faith, political and racial reasons.
Laziness is the major cause of mind atrophy in humans, taking away the “sapiens” from the “homo”. It pre-determines ignorance, as in blindly agreeing to the media-promoted point of view on any given issue, without attempting to analyze the case from a personal perspective. If any, that is.
On a social level, laziness reveals lack of common manners, including respect to others as in listen and attempt to understand opinions of others, not even mentioning simple rules of courtesy, such as “Hello”, “Excuse me”, wearing one’s pants o-v-e-r one’s butt, not under it, and driving so as not to endanger the lives of others.
On a personal level, lazy almost always equals worse life/health conditions compared to un-lazy which due to an inexplicable cause-and-effect relationship, almost inevitably, ends up being a problem to/of the mentioned un-lazy.
Therefore, considering the above and other numerous complains on the subject, I am announcing 2015 the Anti-Laziness Year! However, being a Master Procrastinator – which, as you all well realize is absolutely different from and has nothing to do with laziness – I already have my doubts concerning the effectiveness of the fight against the L-enemy. Or is it just an excuse to indulge into the all-time favourite: doing-nothing?