Maybe We’re not Lazy; Maybe We’re Overworked
The other day I posted about how we’re seeing a huge decrease in a lot of the negative impacts we’ve had on the world. It started me thinking about how we view laziness and productivity. Maybe we’re not lazy; maybe we’re overworked.
A Major Change
The Coronavirus has had a huge impact on our world. People are social distancing. They are working from home. They are going out less.
And we’re seeing what a huge impact that is having on the world. Smog has decreased showing off more of the world’s grandeur. Waters are clearer. Animals are more present.
These are all great things, and it happened because we’re slowing down. We’ve spent so much time working harder and harder to avoid being lazy that maybe we’ve not stopped to think – maybe we’re not lazy; maybe we’re overworked.
A Thought Experiment
This isn’t a statement so much as a thought experiment. When we’ve been talking about the world being over polluted, over taxed, over worked, and then in a couple days we see it being reversed and in a couple weeks we see things we thought we’d never see, maybe it’s time to rethink some things.
Maybe we don’t need that second home or second car or bigger TV. Maybe we don’t need a fancy vacation every year and the big boat. Maybe we don’t need the best foods from the nicest restaurants.
Maybe it’s not that we’re too lazy to put in more than 60 hours a week. Maybe what we need is something else. Maybe we’re not lazy; maybe we’re overworked and it’s because our focus is all wrong.
A Different Focus
It comes down to this – what’s more precious: your money or your time? What’s more valuable: your Mercedes or your peace of mind? What’s more important: your family or your stuff?
Maybe we’re not lazy; maybe we’re overworked, working for an ideal that doesn’t match what we really want. Maybe we’re sick of working all the time because inside we know it’s not going to get us what we really want.
Maybe it’s time to want less and get more. Maybe it’s time to simply work for what we need and be happy with what we have.