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Laziness as a Disease of the Modern Man
The modern society and our way of living presents so many different problems, but one of the most dangerous ones is the fact that we, as humans, are starting to be more and more lazy - lazy in terms of wanting to do only what we absolutely have to and taking interest in only a limited number of things. On the other hand, we value versatility very much and praise people that are versatile. When we think about it, people have been giving up on so many activities over the course of history, and we today have a pattern of living that most of us live according to. This is the following: we are born, we go to school, we study something, we do what we have studied our entire lives, without even having the desire to learn and explore more than we have to. I don’t know about you, but I see this as a big problem.
Why Do We Avoid Doing Anything That Seems a Bit Harder?
The modern man has an inexplicable fear of anything new and anything that seems hard to do. If this had been the case with the first man, we would still be living in caves and eating raw meat. The reason for this is the fact that we, as a human race, have to constantly grow intellectually in order to keep evolving. Evolution is a process, and we are currently trying to stop it!
Now, the reason why the modern man doesn’t want to do anything new and anything that seems harder is the fact that we all want to be able to do only one thing, do the thing we do well enough and let someone else do the thing we don’t know to do, because he or she is qualified to do it. This is why there are people who don’t even know how to change a light bulb, let alone make something with their own two hands.
DIY Projects Can Really Help
Why is it so hard to imagine yourself doing everything around the house men used to do in the old days? For instance, we now have dozens of different handymen and all of them are strictly specialized for doing only certain things such as plumbing, electrics, glass repair and so on. On the other hand, it used to be that the man of the house did all of these tasks himself, thus spreading his horizons in terms of practical knowledge, and also saving some money.
Knowing this, it wouldn’t hurt if we started to act like out fathers and grandfathers used to. The best way of achieving this is by embracing the once very popular art of DIY, which is becoming more and more popular each and every day.
Instead of picking up the phone and calling someone to do it for you, you should start doing things yourself. There is a powerful tool available to us today, and this tool was not available to out ancestors – this tools is the internet. Using the internet, you can learn to do literally anything you wish, and you can do it by following the guidelines found online. For instance, if you need to fix your car, you can find all the information on how to do it on the internet.
In order to become better people and in order to keep growing and evolving, we have to get rid of the laziness and start doing things ourselves. Instead of buying a bookcase, we should try to make one ourselves; instead of calling the repairman to fix our kitchen sink, we should try to do it ourselves. Although these tries won’t always be successful, we will at least be able to say that we gave it our best.
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