Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Our nation is built on the principle of work. Immigrants would flock to America and ply their trade, hoping for a better life than the one they left behind. Unfortunately, that ethic is bring lost on today's generation. I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm a lazy person by nature. I try and combat it by working hard, but when it comes right down to it - I'm lazy. For example, I should be doing homework right now instead of writing a nonsensical blog post about laziness yet I find myself tinkering around doing nothing. As of late, though, I haven't had the opportunity to be lazy, what with work, school and now being engaged, I just haven't had the time to be lazy. How sad is that?
I take comfort in knowing that I'm not alone in my laziness. Our country, it seems, is becoming more and more lazy. I'm sure there are some stats out there that support my assumption, but I'm just not feeling like looking it up right now.
Accompanying laziness is a sedentary lifestyle. This can lead to health problems for some people because food intake doesn't usually decrease when activity does. I'm not a doctor, but it would seem to me that the food has to go somewhere and if you're not burning it up, it probably stays with you. Additionally, lazy people don't usually take the time to prepare meals and as such eat very unhealthy.
Indeed, the problems of laziness and unhealthy eating appear, in some cases, to go hand-in-hand and are leading to the decline of our once-great nation. Fortunately, there are people and organizations that are fighting this epidemic. And no, I'm not talking about the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, the American Heart Association, or even the National Institute on Health.
Grocery stores, like Albertson's, and Smith's, are increasingly finding themselves on the front lines in the fight against laziness. How is this possible, you ask? People have been walking through markets for centuries selecting food and other commodities, how is today any different?
Have you seen, in most grocery stores, the self-checkout machines popping up? They're inspiring the re-birth of the American values of work and independence by sloughing their checkout responsibilities onto the lazy citizens of this country and allowing you to scan and bag your own Twinkies. Very innovative.
Now if I can just figure out how that's going to help me finish this post, I'll be set. Oh well... I'll get around to it later.
Posted by Jason at 7:43 PM