三种懒惰 - The Three Kinds of Laziness

在HN上闲逛看到了Garry Tan的这篇关于懒惰的文章,觉得说的很对。懒惰被分为三类,原文如下:

We speak of three kinds of laziness. The first is simply to spend all your time eating and sleeping. The second is to tell yourself, “Someone like me will never manage to perfect themselves.” In the Buddhist context, such laziness makes you feel that it’s pointless even trying, you’ll never attain any spiritual realization. Discouragement makes you prefer not even to begin making any effort. And the third kind… is to waste your life on tasks of secondary importance, without ever getting down to what’s most essential. You spend all your time trying to resolve minor problems, one after another in an endless sequence, like ripples on the surface of a lake. You tell yourself that once you’ve finished this or that project you’ll start giving some meaning to your life.

第一种便是吃吃睡睡,是较为普遍层次较低的懒惰。第二种是持有一种类似“我这样的人永远都无法达到所谓完美”的态度,于是总是垂头丧气,连尝试都懒得去尝试。第三种我认为是最最常见的,是将生命浪费在非最终要的任务(tasks of secondary importance)上面,你把所有的时间都用于解决这样那样的小问题,看不到尽头。你告诉自己当我完成了这个或那个类似的任务之后,再来做点更有意义的事情。

第三种懒惰的人懒惰的气质并不明显,因为他们看上去总是忙忙碌碌的。但是忙的都不是重点,忙了半天也不知到忙了什么,也就成了最终的碌碌无为。我想我们多多少少都有些这样的懒惰吧,只是自己总是在逃避而且不肯承认罢了。


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