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    Re: How do you measure laziness?

    If you can, and you should, and you know it, but you just won't because you just don't wanna.... yer lazy.

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    Re: How do you measure laziness?

    Laziness is definitely subjective to a certain extent. Some people are workaholics and view normal people as lazy. Some people have some type of disease that makes them appear lazy. Some people are not lazy they just lack the ambition to do more than their lifestyle requires them to do.

    Then there are people that for the sake of the people around them would be better off being lazy, rather than screwing up everything that they touch.

    But none of this matters in a country with liberty and freedom. Laziness is a choice it may not seem like a good choice to some people but those people should mind their own business.

    But then this isnt a conversation about personal choice is it? Its an excuse to push political belief onto others. I dont know what its like in other States but getting whats normally called welfare isnt a given here, there are requirements and time limits. And generally life sucks for those people on welfare. You cannot really own anything of worth. You must stay poor to be on welfare. In fact its a lot of work to stay on welfare for a long period of time. One could say that long term welfare people are not lazy at all actually I would say stupid. Its like in my youth I knew some people that lived to party. Everyday they woke up and figured out how they would make that happen. They would do day jobs and then go party it away. They were much more active than I was with my job and overtime. I partied too but it was much easier with a pay check and home to live in. Lazy seems to be a hard way of life.

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    Re: How do you measure laziness?

    Well, I know a lot of my professors saying that this is the generations of the lazy. Students in all majors are way under-performing then what people used too.

    I'm lazy as hell, and a lazy person knows one when he sees one.

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    Re: How do you measure laziness?

    W=FΔd it's a pretty simple equation. If you not applying force over a distance, your not doing work and are lazy.
    Last edited by Carjosse; 12-05-12 at 07:01 PM.

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    Re: How do you measure laziness?

    Can you actually measure laziness?

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    Re: How do you measure laziness?

    I have consulted with Certain Tortoises, and the verdict is in: if you don't make enough money that you have to pay net Federal Income tax, you are lazy.



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    Re: How do you measure laziness?

    I use a lazer.
    I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
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    Re: How do you measure laziness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cilogy View Post
    One of the most amusing lines of attack against a large portion of Americans is that they are lazy "takers" who don't want the American dream. Hilarious I know, but I love this because while many politicians embrace this ideology, they simultaneously criticize others for being divisive and waging "class warfare". To me, this is one of the biggest lies today that is unnecessarily dividing the American people when we really should be uniting with each other against the political establishment.

    This idea of a significant population of Americans being lazy is purported so much that you'd think there is hard evidence for it, but is there? You can easily measure how many people are unemployed, or how many people are receiving welfare, but how do you objectively measure laziness? It's such a subjective concept but folks seem to love running to it as a way to sway voters. How can so many people claim to know this and use it as a wedge issue with such confidence?

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    The problem with society isn't that people are lazy... its that they are so damn stupid.

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    Re: How do you measure laziness?

    Quote Originally Posted by 0bserver92 View Post
    W=FΔd it's a pretty simple equation. If you not applying force over a distance, your not doing work and are lazy.
    I actually like that concept.

    I know a lot of people who exert enough force, over too little a distance. I also know a lot of people who exert too little force over a very long distance.

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    Re: How do you measure laziness?

    Quote Originally Posted by OhIsee.Then View Post
    I’ve worked with some people I’ve considered lazy. In the design process of a product one can solve a problem by applying solutions that have worked in the past. Sometimes those ‘standard’ solutions result in high cost; but, too bad that is the way it’s done. One particular case we would have to pay for the development of a custom connector adding high costs and development time for one extra signal contact. I challenged the team of 8, from two companies, several times to find a way to reduce the signals needed by one. They all told me that there was no way to do it because “This is how it’s always done.” After two weeks I came up with a simple solution. I asked if anyone else was working on a solution and “No.” was the answer. I have a patent for the solution which I didn’t share with any of the other 8 which is generally done. In my opinion the 8 others were lazy making an average salary that is in the 80k range.
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