Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Lazy: the rule; not the exception....

carefree habits

To put it short; there are few things I hate more than laziness. Laziness tends to overshadow every part of a person; from habits, to hygine, to lifestyle. Some people legitimately need help. Others live to be supported by the rest of the world. Maybe there is a point that enough negative things break a person and hope is completely gone. But what of the young; those who havent lived long enough to be hopeless.... Will we forever coddle them for a day without us into a world that will have no regard for teaching its lessons far more efficiently.

The Bible warns against laziness many times, as does it many things.

1. Proverbs 12:24
Diligent hands will rule, but laziness ends in slave labor.
Proverbs 12:23-25 (in Context) Proverbs 12 (Whole Chapter)
2. Proverbs 19:15
Laziness brings on deep sleep, and the shiftless man goes hungry.
Proverbs 19:14-16 (in Context) Proverbs 19 (Whole Chapter)
Proverbs 10:4
Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth.
Proverbs 10:3-5 (in Context) Proverbs 10 (Whole Chapter)
4. Proverbs 12:27
The lazy man does not roast his game, but the diligent man prizes his possessions.
Proverbs 12:26-28 (in Context) Proverbs 12 (Whole Chapter)
5. Proverbs 26:15
The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; he is too lazy to bring it back to his mouth.
Proverbs 26:14-16 (in Context) Proverbs 26 (Whole Chapter)
6. Ecclesiastes 10:18
If a man is lazy, the rafters sag; if his hands are idle, the house leaks.

Anyway, laziness is usually pretty obvious. You can see it in one's posture. Every step they take, it hangs off them like thick wet mud saturated with stagnate water. Oh yes, it has an odor too. I was never allowed to sleep in as a kid; maybe good or bad. The ole man always said if the sun was up, you should be too. (Glad he never lived in Alaska) If it beats you up; you're late. Sure everyone needs a day off; but some have more off than on; that's the problem. I am always willing to help a working hand so long as its not being sat on at the time.



Andrew Stanfield said...

That's one thing you can't be accused of. You know the new saying, though: 'Hard pays off in the future, laziness pays off now.'

Maximus Doom said...

....too many comments to make on that one.