17 September 2006
Neat People vs. Sloppy People: The Hidden Truths
If you walk into a sloppy person's house, you will probably find piles of old newspapers or mountains of old photos. And if you walk into a neat person's house, everything will probably be immaculate and precise. Don't let the sparkling dishes or the perfect living room fool you. Neat people have a vicious way of going about their everyday lives. According to Britt neat people are morally inferior to sloppy people because they are apathetic, merciless, and incredibly wasteful.
Neat people are apathetic, they really don't care what it is as long as it doesn't cause clutter in their lives. In a sloppy persons mind, the desk full of newspapers and pictures will eventually be carefully looked through and put into their proper files or appropriate drawers. Sloppy people don't want to overlook anything, they want to pay close attention to every detail just incase it might be something of importance. Where as neat people don't have any interest in anything, they don't care what it is as long as it doesn't create a pile of distraction. Neat are unsympathetic towards most things.
Neat people show a lack of respect for things that hold some significance in a person's life. Neat people are merciless; they're unusually harsh when it
comes to the treatment of precious heirlooms or memories from their childhood. Sloppy people can't bear to part with anything. Everything that they put aside, they put aside for a reason. Sure, it might take a couple weeks to sort through, but it will get done and it will be done with love and consideration for every little detail. Neat people don't want to deal with the family heirlooms or their first painting from kindergarten. If it looks out of place then its history. According to Britt, "Neat people operate on two unvarying principles: Never handle any item twice, and throw everything away."