Today we will discuss about idleness
where we are mostly in non starting mode of life. By idleness I can derive two important meanings. They are either doing nothing at all, for example, despite the teacher’s efforts to make the class interactive, the students gazed at random things in the class sitting idly on their benches. Or another meaning can be having no purpose in life to do anything; for example, you waste your time roaming in your corridor instead of utilizing that time in something beneficial to yourself.
Idleness means aversion to do hard labor. An idle man can never rise in life. Some people think that success of life depends on luck. They stand at the foot of a hill and gaze at the sky. They do nothing. Yet, they dream to climb at the top of the hill. It is an utter foolishness.
Life becomes miserable to the idle person. Hard-work is the secret of success not only for an individual but also for nation. The great scientists, poets, statesmen, artists always shrank from idleness and attained success.
This story clearly explains the consequences of idleness:-
A lazy grasshopper laughed at a little ant as she was always busy gathering food.
“Why are you working so hard?” he asked, “Come into the sunshine and listen to my merry notes”.
“But the ant went on with her work. She said “I am lying in a store for the winter. Sunny days won’t last forever.”
“The Winter is very far away yet” laughed the grasshopper back.
And when the winter came, the ant settled down in her snug house. She had plenty of food to last the whole winter. The grasshopper had nothing to eat, so, he went to the ant and begged her for a little corn.”No”, replied the ant, “you laughed at me when I worked. You yourself sang through the summer. So you had better dance the winter away.”
Moral; Idleness is a curse…
Having nothing to do, the idle man turns his attention to sin. A life of idleness is a life of sin. It brings with it misery. It is the root of all evil. It is improper for a youth to be idle. Idleness eats away all his energies. He is a foolish person who says “I have nothing to do’’. The world is full of suffering people. Try to remove their sufferings. What nobler work can there be?
Here are some tips to overcome idleness;
- Get a job or volunteer.
- Start making things.
- Learn a new skill.
- Take the longer route.
- Don’t give up.
- Jump out of bed.
- Set some achievable goals
- Make a checklist of the desires, goals and motivations you want to move towards.
- Tell yourself you can do something
So it follows that in order to be happy we must work. For idleness can never give us real happiness. An idle person is like a strong beggar, who does not earn his living by honest work. He cannot hold up his head high or command respect from others. Only an honest worker can enjoy respect and dignity.
( International Trainer, Motivator & Coach
Edexcel Level – 4 Btec Professional Award ( UK)
ITOL Diploma in Coaching Excellence (UK) )