The Seven Deadly Sins: Sloth

You might already know this, and if you didn’t know yet, it probably wouldn’t surprise you too much if I told you that I am, in fact, not a christian. Nope, this goth potato does not waste her time on spiritual pipe-dreams, but hey if you want to spend your life worrying about the opinion of a “God” created by man, rather than man being created by God, please go ahead, but this series might not be for you. Unless of course you are willing to set your judgements aside for like ten minutes, and read my opinions first, but I’ve found that a lot of Christians are not able to do that when they find out that I’m a Satanist, because that’s what I identify as. Loving your neighbor is not as easy as it sounds apparently. 

In Christianity there are the “Seven Deadly Sins”, which sounds terrifying, but to be honest I’ve never heard of a case in which one did directly die from committing one of those so-called sins. The 7 Sins are: Greed, Pride, Envy, Anger, Gluttony, Lust and Sloth. In this series of articles I am highlighting my opinions on these “sins”, and my goal is to flip them upside down, show a different angle, and change one’s perception of it. Because Satanism advocates indulging in each of these “sins”, as they all lead to physical, mental, or emotional gratification.

How To Accept That You Too, Are Lazy

You probably have a lot of obligations in your life. You might have a job, or maybe you’re still in school. You might already have kids, or whatever. The thing is, unless you ALWAYS like going to work and sweating your ass off all day, there are going to be times when you just feel terrible and you have the overwhelming urge to just skip it for a day. That, my friends, is human nature.

And even aside from those obvious obligations, we got so much to do. You’re supposed to work out, you have to pay bills, drink enough water, you have to make sure your career is always progressing and you get promoted, you have to clean your house, do laundry, cook dinner, spend enough time building your social life, networking, be fully aware of politics and what’s currently going on in the world, keep up with e-mails and social media, and I’m still missing a ton. It’s too much. Because you’re also expected to sleep 8 hours a day, and last time I checked there are only 24 hours in a day.

So say no. People are so scared to be perceived as lazy, they will go out of their way to push themselves even harder, and then they wonder why half of the people around you or even you are depressed or burned out. So why do you say yes, when your sister-in-law asks you to organize the next family event? Because you want to? Or because you are scared of being called lazy by your family? Why do you take on that extra project at school or at work?

I’m not saying you shouldn’t work hard. You got your responsibilities. I am just encouraging you to ask yourself WHY you’re doing all of it. Because if it’s just because you don’t want to be seen as lazy, you’re stupid. It’s YOUR LIFE. Fuck what anybody else thinks. But, if you say no, if you refuse to do something, own up to the consequences. I wouldn’t advice you to say “no, I’m tired today, I’m not going to pay the bills”. I mean yea, you could, but then you also have to own up to the bailiff at your front door.

My point is, don’t do what you don’t want to do. And if you want to be educated, that means you have to go to school. If you want money, you have to go to work. That has to be YOUR choice, otherwise it’s pointless. If you catch yourself dreading it every single day, wonder if maybe what your doing isn’t right. Maybe it’s just not for you. And then still, you have to ask yourself if it’s worth it. I for example dread going to school everyday, but I only have half a year to go and then I’ll have my certificate, so I made the choice to push myself and do it. I can’t blame it on anybody else, I can’t whine about it, because it’s my choice. But I don’t have a job. Because I get that studying, and having therapy, is already enough. If I would also have a job, I’d totally crumble and burn out and be incapable of ANYTHING. Of course I live in the luxury of a country which gives money to civilians in order to be able to be educated, which is just enough for me to live off, and an occasional modeling job helps as well.

So own up to it. You are lazy. You procrastinate stuff. And that’s fine. Don’t be an ass to yourself, it’s healthy to say no every now and then, in order to protect yourself. As long as you take responsibility for it.


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