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Did Covid make us all Lazy?

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posted on Sep, 7 2021 @ 09:45 AM
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I'm not talking about getting infected and feeling down. I'm talking about everything else.

I'm guilty too!
Did the news 24/7 and stress add to it.
Maybe that is why nobody wants to work.
Maybe it's the depression that this isn't just going away, even if it does the political side of it will stay.
Working from home, maybe a benefit mentally, maybe not.
Maybe this is the Age of Aquarius entrance...tech revolution... maybe it means we can take a break?


We're going to see some interesting trends in 10-20 years on what the Covid era did to people.
gulfnews.com...


Is COVID-19 abetting laziness?
The sometimes-exaggerated response to COVID-19 and the lockdown measures taken by various governments have caused loss of trust in the future and created fear, sense of fragility and a wrong perception of possible near death, said Dr Andrea Tosatto.

This promoted depressive conditions and states of severe anxiety that made some lazy who were not lazy and some others lazier who were already lazy, the clinical psychologist said.

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posted on Sep, 7 2021 @ 10:10 AM
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Maybe people who bought into the fear porn and locked themselves in their homes for a year and a half.

It just made me busier.



posted on Sep, 7 2021 @ 10:15 AM
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Lots of people still hustle.

But, the majority of people have waken up to the fact that their menial labor is being exploited to the tune of billions of dollars, while the big companies they work for are profiting those billions.

Personally, I feel the world needs to work less and enjoy life more without the constant chasing of things we want. Live for what you need, not what you want. Within your means.

The world, banks, economies, all rely on the masses staying in perpetual debt. The moment that people realize they contribute to that, and they really don't have to...is the true revolutionary moment.

Ahh but we live in a society...





posted on Sep, 7 2021 @ 10:25 AM
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No. Covid gave them the excuse many had been dreaming for all their lives.



posted on Sep, 7 2021 @ 10:26 AM
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a reply to: havok




Personally, I feel the world needs to work less and enjoy life more without the constant chasing of things we want. Live for what you need, not what you want. Within your means.


Very true, but a lot of people can't accept this, especially business owners!



posted on Sep, 7 2021 @ 10:30 AM
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There is a term that I can't bring to the forefront of my mind right now, but it's been introduced to my lately and it is a diagnosis that means nothing pleases me anymore. I am presently living at the VA hospital and they have us locked down here (I've been locked down due to COVID for over a month). I am definitely experiencing the above. My lethargy has shot through the roof and I've almost completely lost interest in most things (thank God for ATS, seriously, it give me something to do). I can't even make it through a movie anymore. I have NetFlix on my computer, and it takes me days and days to finally finish a flick, I just keep turning them off. Sometimes I just never return to them at all, and I am a film buff!

My solution, I bought a sweet camper van and am going to go live the van-life. I think the open road is going to be curative for me.



posted on Sep, 7 2021 @ 10:32 AM
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originally posted by: loam
No. Covid gave them the excuse many had been dreaming for all their lives.


Exactly.

If did not make anybody lazier; it just gave an excuse to the lazy, the stupid, the ones who are happy to let Big Brother run their lives and flop out a big titty to suck on.



posted on Sep, 7 2021 @ 10:36 AM
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Getting $14+ unemployment makes people lazy. No one will work unless they are getting 25+ when they can get 14 for doing nothing.

Now that the COVID unemployment is done I'm sure people will go back to work.



posted on Sep, 7 2021 @ 10:36 AM
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Exactly.

If did not make anybody lazier; it just gave an excuse to the lazy, the stupid, the ones who are happy to let Big Brother run their lives and flop out a big titty to suck on.


Oh come on. This isn't just about jobs and that stuff.
I'm pretty well off, don't get any stimulus, or "suck the tit" as you mentioned, and I've still felt it.
The other thing, i'm totally NOT a lazy type of person, if anything the opposite, and I've felt it.



posted on Sep, 7 2021 @ 10:38 AM
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My solution, I bought a sweet camper van and am going to go live the van-life. I think the open road is going to be curative for me.


You're the only one that got what I was talking about.



posted on Sep, 7 2021 @ 10:39 AM
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Now that the COVID unemployment is done I'm sure people will go back to work.


www.cnbc.com...



26 states ended federal unemployment benefits early. Data suggests it’s not getting people back to work



posted on Sep, 7 2021 @ 10:43 AM
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I havent really been working as hard, or been as busy for quite some time. I think I could say that I am more motivated than ever, in many ways.

I still have to fight through my health issues with all of it, and that has meant being really inactive the past few weeks. Starting to get back to a bit more work now though!

That said, I know some folks that have definitely been the opposite. Essentially, they seem to be waiting for corporations and government to tell them to do something.



posted on Sep, 7 2021 @ 10:44 AM
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originally posted by: JAGStorm

26 states ended federal unemployment benefits early. Data suggests it’s not getting people back to work


Well unless they want to live on the streets they will need to make money somehow. We also had the problem that people didn't need to pay rent either, so add up now you need to pay rent and no money is coming in I think will motivate people to work again.



posted on Sep, 7 2021 @ 10:49 AM
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Personally, I feel the world needs to work less and enjoy life more without the constant chasing of things we want. Live for what you need, not what you want. Within your means.

That would be sweet, but it causes me a lot of stress when I have deal with customer after customer wanting to know when we can perform work for them and I have to tell them that the expected delivery time for a part that used to be on the shelf is back-ordered and will deliver in 26-30 weeks!



posted on Sep, 7 2021 @ 10:53 AM
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Well unless they want to live on the streets they will need to make money somehow. We also had the problem that people didn't need to pay rent either, so add up now you need to pay rent and no money is coming in I think will motivate people to work again.


Not necessarily. Some are 2 income household that will go to one permanently.
Some are people that will now retire early.



posted on Sep, 7 2021 @ 10:54 AM
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I've logged +5,000 miles cycling and just spent ALL of labor day weekend scraping, sanding, priming and painting my two-story giant home.

I haven't been this active in 20 years.



posted on Sep, 7 2021 @ 10:56 AM
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originally posted by: JAGStorm

Not necessarily. Some are 2 income household that will go to one permanently.
Some are people that will now retire early.


OK, some... how about the rest, or is "some" 50 million?



posted on Sep, 7 2021 @ 10:58 AM
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originally posted by: JAGStorm
a reply to: TheMirrorSelf




My solution, I bought a sweet camper van and am going to go live the van-life. I think the open road is going to be curative for me.


You're the only one that got what I was talking about.


Aaahhh...that makes me happy! I actually, seriously, felt bad about our convo over the lady who got kicked off the flight last night. I posted a thread that I hadn't resolved inside myself yet, and I think that was a mistake that you brought to light....



posted on Sep, 7 2021 @ 10:59 AM
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I more time to engage with my hobbies and interests, and I got more fresh air and exercise than ever before while on lock down due to the roads being clear of traffic, making the area my personal cycle track.

I guess that I'm not one of these cheese eating liberal surrender monkeys.



posted on Sep, 7 2021 @ 11:22 AM
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originally posted by: JAGStorm
a reply to: incoserv




Exactly.

If did not make anybody lazier; it just gave an excuse to the lazy, the stupid, the ones who are happy to let Big Brother run their lives and flop out a big titty to suck on.


Oh come on. This isn't just about jobs and that stuff.
I'm pretty well off, don't get any stimulus, or "suck the tit" as you mentioned, and I've still felt it.
The other thing, i'm totally NOT a lazy type of person, if anything the opposite, and I've felt it.


I don't deny that it has had told effects throughout most all of human society. That's undeniable. The difference is that some have struggled against it from the beginning, some are waking up to it now, but many have fully embraced it and will continue to do so.

The fact that you gave commented on it means that your are aware and are capable of resisting. Many are not.




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