For all people who permanently accuse me of being lazy, or more specifically of being “the laziest girl ever”,
For my parents and relatives who lay the blame on me round-the-clock because I tend to slack off,
For all the girls who are harshly criticized day and night for being indolent,
For my husband: don’t worry, you’ll eat, wear ironed suits and enameled shoes, and lay your head on a clean and fresh pillowcase 😛
For all of you, I decided to write this article and I invite you to read it.
First, I assure you that I do not lack any basic physical or mental amenities to be an active person. For me, laziness is not essentially a matter of character; it is conversely an educational outcome. Not convinced? Okay, here’s a definition for “lazy” by the Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary: “unwilling to work or be active, doing as little as possible: He was not stupid, just lazy; not involving much energy or activity, slow and relaxed; showing a lack of effort or care”.
Well, I think a lazy person is someone who does not have interest in anything in life. Not only is he lazy to accomplish awkward tasks such as housecleaning, studying, driving, but also to fulfill his dreams or ambitions -if he has any- such as speaking, traveling, occupying a high post… Lazy people have only one hobby: Lying all day long on a couch, although doing nothing. No, this is not me. I fiercely insist on the fact that I am not a lazy person.
Laziness may take many aspects and it can be revealed in many ways. When you see a boy sitting in front of the TV, watching the news he was never interested in, be sure that the remote control was two steps away :). When you “like” a photo or a status on Facebook, be sure it has strongly attracted you because you are too lazy to comment :). When your mother is cleaning the house and asking you to help her, I am pretty sure you would directly contribute in cleaning by lifting up your feet so she can clean under :). When you feel hungry and you don’t eat, it’s not because you are on a diet; but most probably because your mother was too busy to prepare the lunch for you :). When you see a girl waiting for the escalator for more than 5 minutes, be sure that there are fully functional stairs next to her :). When your daughter or brother WhatsApps or Vibers you, telling you the kindest words ever, be sure she/he is lying on the bed under covers: Can you please bring me a glass of water? 🙂 When you eat cold food rather than experiencing the taste of the melting cheese on toasts or burgers, be sure that there is an unused microwave; or even much better, if it comes and you were using it, be sure you would press 3.33 minutes because it’s much easier than pressing 3.00 minutes :).
No doubt, the above-mentioned examples are also applicable to me on a daily basis, twice per day sometimes. Yes, it is laziness; however, I am not a lazy person by character. Laziness is a state of mind and body that attains us all, no matter how old we are, whether a male or a female. It is a lifestyle, an education that a child has acquired from his early childhood and that is getting rooted more and more in his personality with every single day that passes. Now, why do you feel lazy? So easy!
You feel lazy for many and many reasons. You might be tired and exhausted. Give yourself a break. It’s not the end of the world if you slow down a bit. Sometimes, you feel overwhelmed: so many tasks, dreams, ambitions, worries, responsibilities swarming in your head. You suffer stress and guiltiness, and you prefer to spend your time on Facebook. Yes, we have to admit that Social Media is contributing in making us even lazier. You’re living your life on repeat, with the same worn out patterns and themes playing again and again… Oh routine, Mother of Laziness! I was very young when I first asked my mother if I can help her clean the house. She refused: “I don’t need any help sweetie, go and prepare for your exams”. As for now, I wish I still had exams! 😛 Our parents indirectly teach us laziness. They provide us with everything we need. Then why should we worry and be self-reliable? We have everything we want, whatever we ask for, and we, unfortunately, got used to that way of life. But in my opinion, the key reason of laziness is the lack of motivation and inspiration. If you are not interested in what you are doing, then you are not motivated; if you are not motivated, then you become lazy. And you start procrastinating and inventing excuses. Excuses are false justifications for not doing what we should have done. Claire, don’t bow to excuses! :O :$
I am not a lazy girl. I might be lazy from time to time, but I am not a lazy girl (from time to time means 23/24 :P). That’s why, and even though it doesn’t feel so, I am sure I will be a successful housewife who is able to organize her tasks-whether intellectual or physical, to cook the most delicious dishes for her husband, to help her kids doing their homework and learn languages, and to send them to their father when they have mathematical problems to solve :P. See? I am not lazy! 🙂