The Four Types of Lazy People - In regards to the question of being self-supporting, there are four types of lazy people. Because of this, the word “lazy” has (at least) four different meanings. The reason that this is important to know is that, when a word has more than one meaning, there is always a danger of confusion due to mixing the meanings when we use the word to discuss some issue.
The four types of lazy people are:
- people who are not self-supporting,
- people who are working and self-supporting,
- retired people.
This article compares and contrasts the issues that each group faces. The PAL focus is on Type#2: People who are not self-supporting and, who self-identify as being Lazy. Discussion of the various fields (apart from self-support) in which sloth can show itself: intellectual growth, physical exercise, maintaining relationships, keeping one’s home or car in repair, doctor/dentist/eye-doctor visits, community involvement, schoolwork. The reason that the “self-support” field (as opposed to any of the other manifestations of sloth) is the focus for PAL is that it is:
- the primary focus of most people’s time and energy,
- failure in this area causes a ripple effect that negatively impacts all other aspects of life,
- human survival is ultimately based on the ability and willingness of the individual to gather resources (i.e., “work”) for food / shelter / clothing / reproduction.
The above article is partially written, already.