I've decided the word 'lazy' is a lie. It shouldn't exist.
It's a word we throw about to judge ourselves or others and it's utterly unhelpful.
If you're feeling like doing nothing, you're not being lazy - you're feeling like doing nothing and that's OK.
If you're claiming benefits and watch TV all day and fill your life with eating and drinking, you're not lazy - you're numbing yourself from a life that doesn't make sense or hurts to participate in.
If you're not productive 24/7, you're not being lazy - you're being human. It's a capitalist, Westernised lie that you're meant to hustle and that success means productivity and money. Our tribal ancestors had far more leisure time than work hours in their daily lives.
If you come home from work and then game, read or otherwise relax every opportunity you get instead of tidying or cleaning, you're not lazy - that's your choice, based on your personal philosophy of what matters in life and how to live a good life.
If you spend a full day sitting about daydreaming, you're not being lazy - you're giving your brain a break and you're fuelling it with healthy creativity.
If you're procrastinating, you're not being lazy - your brain is stressed out and is trying to regulate itself.
If your child refuses to get out of bed or leave their room to participate in any activities, they're not being lazy - they're being teens and/or are struggling with something.
Humans are, inherently, not lazy. We love keeping busy but usually not by pointless tasks and not if they feel under threat, like when coping with unresolved trauma.
It's lazy to throw around the word lazy. It shows a lack of understanding your own or other people's motivation, feelings, choices or struggles.
Your life, your choice!
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