TECHNIQUES TO AVOID LAZINESS AND ISOLATION
Bismillah Al Rehman Al Rahim,
Respected faculty and fellow course members, Assalam Alaikum, today I would be giving a presentation on “Techniques to Avoid Laziness and Isolation”. Introduction
If we look around us we would find a number of persons who would do anything to avoid work, they would find a reason to delay all jobs assigned to them. Few interesting perspectives on this would be: “Never put off till tomorrow what you can ignore entirely!” OR “Hard work never killed anybody - But why take the risk!” OR “Work fascinates me - I can look at it for hours!”
Ladies and GM, Laziness is the desire to be idle, to do nothing and resist effort. It is a state of passivity and of letting things stay as they are. There is another term which is used while we discuss laziness and that is “procrastination”, which is the reason for delaying some important job due to a need of doing something trivial or unimportant.” For example if you have to start preparing for your annual exams and you delay it for getting a haircut or doing some shopping for your family. Laziness can also lead us to social isolation which is complete or near-complete lack of contact with society. Social isolation can lead to staying home for days or weeks at a time; having no communication with anyone including family or friends. But, as the human beings are also called “social animal”, it is not very likely that any person can live a happy life either being lazy or socially isolated. The aim of this presentation is “to highlight laziness and social isolation in human beings with a view to find out causes and recommend measures to overcome these issues”, with following objectives … * To study the reasons and associated problems of laziness and isolation. * To study the link between laziness and isolation or otherwise. * To study the measures for overcoming these problems and to find out means of preventing laziness and isolation and put forth recommendations. Sequence of my presentation is as displayed:
German General Erich Von Manstein (1887-1973) had his views on the Officer Corps, he said “There are only four types of officer. First, there are the lazy, dull ones. Leave them alone, they do no harm…Second, there are the hard- working, intelligent ones. They make excellent staff officers, ensuring that every detail is properly considered. Third, there are the hard- working, stupid ones. These people are a menace and must be fired at once. They create irrelevant work for everybody. Finally, there are the intelligent, lazy ones. They are suited for the highest office.” This shows his views on putting laziness to good use. First of all it is important to understand what is laziness? One of the simplest definitions of laziness can be “the desire to take rest before we are tired.” Laziness and procrastination are the major mental hurdles between you and success. There is a myth that laziness is considered to be independent of human will, and an integral and unavoidable feature of one’s character. This doesn’t seem to be true. Human will has everything to do without. Everyone is responsible for an active life or otherwise. Laziness is also called indolence; is a reluctance to activity or exertion despite having the ability to do so. There are three main types of laziness, and it is important to familiarize ourselves with them, because the more we know about it, the more information we have to help us conquer it. First of all I would talk about Laziness due to Procrastination.
When you always delay what you have to do, simply because you don’t feel like it, or you prefer to do something which is less energy-consuming in your eyes. Regardless, you are delaying a task that you will eventually have to do anyways. * The next is Laziness due to inferiority. When you feel you are not good enough to do what’s in front of you. Your self confidence is shot and thus paralyzes you from accomplishing...
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