March 15, 2006

In defence of sloth.

From WordNet:
sloth, slothfulness — a disinclination to work or exert yourself
sloth, laziness, acedia — apathy and inactivity in the practice of virtue (personified as one of the deadly sins)

I like the first definition: defines my behaviour perfectly. Hate the second.

Virtue is one of those sticky things that defies definition except as an abstraction. Again from WordNet:
virtue, virtuousness, moral excellence — the quality of doing what is right and avoiding what is wrong

I don’t believe that showing a ‘disinclination to work’ is wrong—just the opposite in point of fact. But I guess I’ll never be able to convince people otherwise. It all cones down to who decides what is right and what is wrong in your eyes. I make the decision myself: based on convenience or on my beliefs. Many let others choose for them.

I get a lot of crap from a lot of people due to my continual putting off of work. Due to often deliberately under-achieving (I’ll explain later, if I get around to it). None of it matters as I don’t give a damn.


1 comment:

The Unrest Cure said...

you lazy bum, you. O-)