How many times have you heard someone say “I’m tired” as oppose to “I’m lazy”? Not much, right? I bet “I’m tired” always wins. Do you think we use these words interchangeably?
In my opinion, when you are tired, you are weak, you can’t go any further, and you forsake everything like conversations with friends, shopping trips, house chores and especially noise in exchange for undisturbed tranquility and needful rest or sleep. When you are tired, you may have the motivation, the mindset to proceed with a task but you lack the physical energy.
Whereas laziness is a mood, a mood to just sit or lie where ever you are and just be there. You have physical energy but you just lack the motivation to proceed, whether with chores, work and sometimes personal hygiene. However once your interest is sparked by something interesting for example an invite to a party you’ve been dying to go to, a date with a person of interest, an opportunity to be in charge or anything exciting then the lazy mood is gone, your motivation is on the high and you’re ready for whatever comes.
I believe we often confuse the two sayings, saying one is the other many times, so think about it; Are you tired or lazy?
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