Why Society is Lazy As F*ck… (& How to Escape It)


What’s up guys and welcome back to Koi’s Corner. If you enjoy this video, make sure to like, subscribe and leave me a comment letting me know why. Now the more that technology progresses, the more efficient our lives get in pretty much every form imaginable. From the way we make our way around town to the way we fix appliances to the way our ego and our access to information itself transforms and shapes. Not only by generation, by year, but in these days, by months. Shortcuts originally made to make people more productive and more efficient have changed and led to arguably the laziest generation of people to ever grace the face of Planet Earth. From the food we eat to the information we get to the way we live out our daily lives and the actions we take based upon what we’ve done and what we’ve come to live in a society that is addicted to the internet. And a stream of information so constant it begs the question: Why are people lazy AF? Let’s find out! Now to just jump right into it, the biggest factor why people are so lazy in this world currently is because of the mix of Technology and of Culture. Ever since the Internet was invented people have equated the access to information as ‘good’. And since the information is so fast and we get it so instantaneously, they also believe that anything we access in the physical world quickly is good as well. And I’m sure you can see why this is wrong. From fast food to fast information, there are a lot of things wrong with instantaneous development. And this is a prime example of the difference in why is society so lazy, is that of Technological Incompetency VS Technological Efficiency. There’s a big difference. Essentially, we’ve gone to the point because of our access to the Internet, because of how quickly things can be done that the majority of citizens view things that can’t be done very quickly as inefficient and, therefore, not right or maybe not as good as they could be. They’re not done fast and they can’t be done instantly, we can’t learn them quickly: They’re not worth doing at all. Prime example is given in my ‘Vegan VS Vegetarian’ video up here is the fact that people who take a certain diet up essentially see that switching to the harder one is pointless. That since veganism is different and is a little hard to follow it’s just not worth the effort to put into it to make it a reality. It takes effort, it takes time to get used to, it takes a little research to get going, but that’s a little too much for most people’s day-to-day life. And, therefore, it is inefficient and not worth doing. These animals’ lives aren’t worth it because WE have a lifestyle that we get already and why would we change it? But diet is not the only culprit. This means that an individual’s incompetency and any action leads them to correlate that difficulty of action not being their fault, but being the action’s fault for not being easy. This is as backwards as we could view things being done, things getting done and how efficiency works. It’s like me not being able to ski and, therefore, saying it’s the ski’s fault for being too hard to do and they need to make easier skis. This isn’t the case. It’s my fault for not taking the time to learn how to do it and then once I do it I can become a more efficient skier. Most people have it backwards and because of this live a very lazy life with this mentality. And this applies not only to our personal time and relationships that we want to be simple, easy and not worthy the effort to put in as well, as well our jobs being simple, easy and not requiring too much effort. Even down to how we spend our personal time. If my personal time is mine, why would I use it on something that takes effort when I could just turn on e-news and get lost in the nonsense that’s easy to understand? Which leads to the second factor in our laziness as a society is that we want everything to happen right now but don’t want to commit to anything that doesn’t. When you have the majority of First World civilizations assuming that everything should have instantaneous results, we throw ourselves into an illusion of anger and ignorance when we are questioned on pretty much any topic. This is visible online currently with journalism as a whole. We’ve gotten more obsessed with our clickbait titles and basic information that takes us nowhere, than we have on bringing people detailed accounts of stuff and sides of stories that not only include what the narrative is pushing but other sides as well, so that people can do their own research and form their own conclusions. We throw this out. And I’ve done it simply with the title of this video to show you, guys, that you’re falling into it. After all it’s easier to get you watch a video with profanity in the title and a very simple question, such as ‘Why are people lazy?’, then it is to get you to watch a video called ‘Investigation and explanation of modern and recent societies over the past 50 years into our attention span and efforts to commit and continue doing things in certain ways’. So the bottom line is: the less we have to do, the more prone we are to accepting that and doing it. If it’s the simplest thing possible, well, let’s take that versus something that requires attention and effort at all. Because of this we get into our third topic and arguably the one that shifts away people who get stuff don’t and live out their dreams in the real life versus those who don’t is that through language we have learned to define everything into certain parameters and because of that don’t see the magic in it. Terence McKenna said it best in this quote: ‘You know, I’ve made this example before. A child lying in a crib and a humming bird comes into the room and the child is ecstatic because this shimmering iridescence of movement and sound and attention is just wonderful! I mean it is an Instantaneous miracle when placed against the background of the dull wallpaper of the nursery and so forth. But then, mother or nanny or someone comes in and says ‘It’s a bird, baby, bird, bird!’. And this takes this linguistic piece of mosaic tile and and places it over the miracle and glues it down with the epoxy of syntactical momentum and from now on the miracle is confined within the meaning of the word. And by the time a child is four or five or six there no light shines through. There they have tiled over every aspect of reality with a linguistic Association that blunts it, limits it and confines it within cultural expectation.’ So as you’ve just heard what he said, we’ve essentially lost the magic of the Nature of reality because of these parameters we’ve locked them intp. Life itself is sort of like a fog. Those of us who are lost in the fog define it as a ‘fog’ and are just trying to get out of the fog or escape the fog never really get to see the true nature of what the fog is. If you’re always focusing on escaping it or getting out of it or doing the simplest thing you can to get away from the fact that existence is a fog you’re going to get stuck in this repetitive and destructive cycle of simplicity, of not questioning things, of being a lazy human being and accepting the easiest route towards any given goal like a hamster on a spinning wheel trying to get to the food. The fog will never go away. The fog is the game itself and those of us who see that ‘Wow, we’re always going to be trapped in this fog. Let’s enjoy this fog’, are the ones who get out and live their lives. From yogis in India to the top executives at Wall Street in New York City, these people still all understand that it’s all just a game, it’s all just a fog and now let’s take our own route through it and work towards something, no matter what it may be, good or bad, spiritual or scientific this is still falling out of this societal laziness. And that’s why I really hope if you’re watching this and you might find yourself saying ‘Wow, I’ve really been lost in this simplicity illusion, I have been lazy. I have been someone who hasn’t changed much or done something for myself’, well, this is a wake up call. This is a chance to do that. Get out there and practice Karma yoga, work for others, help others without expectation of anything back. Get out there and practice Bhakti Yoga, serve and teach and show the light to those in your community as best you can. Just like I am doing through this camera to you, guys, on a computer, so you can see this what I’m trying to give you as something that really matters and can be something we do with our lives physically. You may think you are but you are NOT confined to your hometown, you are not confined to your state and you’re not confined to your country. You are a free being. And if you really want to escape it all, well, you can. It just takes you developing a pathway to get out of it and that development itself, that thinking and focusing on ‘How do I escape this? How do I find a way out? How do I see reality and then move on with it?’ is itself something that is only done when you are outside of this lazy conditioned way of thinking. It’s a mindful state, it’s a positive progressive state in its own right. And just to throw in a few small examples of how you can kind of start doing this right now, tonight, tomorrow, next week, it all begins, like I said, with questioning everything with doing your own research and figuring out what works best for you not only on a spiritual level but on a physical level and on a philosophical level as well. I am myself and falling in love with new philosophies and ideas of life and pushing them all together to make sense of my existence and how I want to take part in it. From the Bodhi Path I’ve recently discovered and that I really am focused on being On to merging that Bodhi path with my Buddhist philosophies that are at my core that I use to control my mind and my state of conscious mental mindful being in all moments. It’s all about discovering and creating what works best for you. And that takes effort. Another quick tip is to do all of your work as early as possible. So if it’s the weekend and you’ve got stuff you want to do you want to work on for yourself, wake up do it all in the morning, get it all done as early as you can, your devotions your yoga, your meditation, research you might want to do, documentaries you might want to watch, do it while the sun is still rising and the Earth is still fresh. And then you have the rest of the day to focus on new things that you haven’t really planned out yet. I myself do this. I wake up, I get almost everything I can done throughout my day and then I enjoy the rest of my day and work on myself the rest of the day and try new things for the rest of the day. And that way I build progress almost like it never ends. Along with this, of course, make a checklist out of it. Again, it’s a game. Make these things you want to get done just like checkpoints and check them off. I have a tab open on my computer every day. Before I go to bed, I write down the things I need to get done in the morning, and when I wake up, I wake up and I check all those things off that list. And it’s a great thing only for yourself but psychologically reassures you that you were being active and not falling into this laziness. And, finally, make sure you’re going out and enjoying the game and interacting with other people that understand it’s a game too. Basically, don’t surround yourself with other lazy people, and if the people around you right now are lazy, well, this can be the chance for you to see that and now start working towards finding people that aren’t lazy, finding people that want to make progress, change and enjoy their lives, which I have been doing, you know, since I move out here to the West coast. I’ve been trying to get these people around me, to have fun, to enjoy life and to spread love with those I also know want to spread love and through that they’re affecting me, changing me and helping me grow in every moment. I know that can happen to you too in your community, you just have to focus on that and not the regressive egotistical nature of what society and what the news and what the media tells us is important. So hopefully I can help you guys out, I know it’s a little long and ranty, but that essentially is why I think society is, well, lazy AF and how you can kind of transcend this and hopefully see the light that is progressiveness in all forms of life. So thank you guys very much and, as always, I’ll see you guys next time. Thank you guys so much for watching this video. If you enjoyed it, and want to help me create more, click right here to donate and feel free to check out all my other content. 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