We all know someone like this: "I know I I haven't put the hard work and effort into it; hell, I haven't even lifted a damned finger, but I want that thing, give it to me." Or maybe someone like this: "She asked me to clean up the house and have dinner started by time she got home but I just couldn't get the energy up to do it and ended up sitting on the couch watching re-runs all day." We've all had our moments of laziness, usually it is well deserved after months of hard work, stress, and overtime, but after a day or two we get back to work. Then there are those people who are chronically lazy and regularly cause added work and stress to the lives of those around them. Doesn't it just make you want to slap them? They're too lazy and irresponsible to get off their ass and do their job. So we, the dependable and responsible ones, have to pick up their slack.
It is no doubt that laziness is an epidemic of huge proportions. There are as many causes of laziness as there are lazy people. Maybe these lazies were "just raised that way", they learned the behavior from someone they grew up around. Or their parents always did everything for them and they never learned independence and responsibility and how to work for what they need and want. It could be a side effect of illness. Depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, PMS, diabetes...there are a million illnesses that could cause one to become characteristically lazy. A poor diet can cause laziness, and a lack of exercise can cause it as well. It becomes a vicious cycle, energy begets energy therefore laziness begets even more laziness. Or maybe these lazies just don't give a shit about anyone or anything but themselves and they are self important people with delusions of the entitlement to not have to lift a damned finger.
We can't escape the horrible effect these lazy people have on those closest to them. When you have to share a home with a lazy person, or have a co-worker who is profoundly lazy, the resulting negative emotions and psychological effects can be downright murder inducing. The carelessness and disregard lazies indicate through their actions (or lack there of) that leave more work and stress for their fellow man can cause a loved one or co-worker to feel used, unloved (or just disliked in the co-worker instance), and disrespected. Inevitably these thoughts and feelings lead to a meltdown, confrontation, or other painful reaction or retaliation.
How do you cure laziness? It seams the cure lies within the lazy person. Only they can cure themselves. One must develop the ability to care and the desire to move. One must realize their importance to others, that they are relied upon to pull their own weight as well as to support those around them. One reason we are social beings and go through the trouble of coexisting is so we can help one another, not so we can have everything done for us.