How Our Laziness Contributes To The Destruction Of Our Country

Before I begin, let it be known that I am also quite a slacker. Indeed, I suppose just about everyone feels lazy every now and again. Unfortunately, as individuals, we take simple “laziness” to a whole new level. It’s one thing to slack off at work every now and again, but it’s something else entirely to abandon essential or crucial tasks and leave them up to other people who are already stressed and overworked and still think that everything will come out okay. Look, we all get lazy from time to time but giving up on otherwise critical tasks because they’re too long or complicated even though it’s actually quite simple when viewed more thoroughly is just another sign of stupidity.

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Anyway, here are my three points:

We Are Too Lazy To Read

There’s the saying that “the devil is in the details” and I honestly believe that, more often than not, it is. Unfortunately, a lot of Filipinos either don’t know this or simply don’t care. They simply ignore the fine print even though sometimes, the fine print contains very crucial information. I know a good number of people who outright break gadgets given to them simply because they were too lazy to read the instruction manual.

If we’re too lazy to read even simple instructions or directions, how can we hope to fully comprehend laws that are meant to govern our lands? How can we understand important messages when we are simply too lazy to read them in full?

We Are Too Lazy To Think

Tying in with the above, a lot of us are simply too lazy to think for ourselves. This is probably due to the fact that we’re so used to the media spoonfeeding us information but I digress. To be completely honest, this is probably one of the biggest reasons a lot of politicians manage to hoodwink us during elections.

A lot of them encourage us to simply let our emotions get the better of us and lead us to make decisions we fail to think about thoroughly. If one looks at the 2010 election, one notices how the politically biased media convinced majority of voters to make a rash decision through sympathy instead of sound logic.

We Are Too Lazy To Act

Another glaring issue is our inability to take action for ourselves. More often than not, there are those of us who simply leave everything up to leaders and other authority figures. They refuse to take initiative and take control of their own lives. Then, when everything comes apart, they just blame said leaders and authority figures even when it was they who failed to lift a finger to help in matters.

Indeed, how can we solve the problem of flooding and the outbreak of diseases when we just love to litter and fail time and time again to dispose of their waste properly? We also love to complain about crime being so rampant even though it was we who neglected to report it to the authorities in the first place.

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Ladies and gentlemen, if we really want the 2016 election to count for all of us, let’s make a genuine effort not just in finding someone who’ll provide us with solutions for the problems of the Philippines but also in implementing said solutions in our lives to improve both ourselves and one another.

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Post Author: Grimwald

I came that you may know PAIN and have it in abundance…

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Presidente Emilio
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This is the root of all dysfunctions of the Filipino society: laziness.

If we can overcome this, then that’s only the time true change will come.

marius
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I’m not so sure, your Excellency. I’ve met way too many Filipinos who think that pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, and wrath are positive things too. I think, as usual, they haven’t been paying much attention to the details of their religion and got their list confused with the seven virtues. Easy mistake to make.

Sean Akizuki
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Marko
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Finally back to neutral and worth reading article. Please don’t go back to discriminating and bias rant again GRP.

Irineo B. R. Salazar
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Hi Grimwald: I am allied with Joe America who is banned in GRP, but I am one author of GRP that I truly respect because your opinions show true concern for the Philippines, unlike some here who are putting down the country very often. However, I also understand their frustration that causes them to become like that – I have been there also. Loving the Philippines is like having a relative or a friend with terrible vices – gambling, drinking, drugs for example. You try to help, you throw him or her out, take him or her in again and… Read more »
Tony Valenciano
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Grimwald I am in agreement with you in branding us lazy to think, feel deeply for things that matter and arising there from, lazy to act efficiently to implement the identified solution to a problem. But such laziness find its root in our psyche of mediocrity, decidedly an infantile
attitude to a usually challenging planet earth existence.

Tony Valenciano
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Grimwald, I am in agreement with you in branding us lazy to think, feel deeply for things that matter and arising there from, lazy to act efficiently to implement the identified solution to a problem. But such laziness find its root in our psyche of mediocrity, decidedly an infantile
attitude to a usually challenging planet earth existence.

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The results of the 2016 election, will bring us nothing. It will be the same old shit…the candidates are the same old shits. Nothing new.

Aquino is too lazy to think; too lazy to act; and too lazy, to even solve one problem of the country. Blame Game is his solution, in solving the nation’s problem.

d_forsaken
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In the Failippines, progress isn’t made by early risers. It’s made by lazy Failipinos trying to find easier ways to do something.

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