It's getting late in the season and some of the Roses have seen better days, but then so have I.
Do you ever have one of those days when you have things you need to do but just don't feel like doing anything? Well I have those days almost every day. I don't feel sick, I don't feel tired, in fact I feel great, I just don't feel like doing anything.
The scientific community has a name for this condition they call it, "otiosum" translated from Latin it means "lazy". I think I've been otiosum for a lot of my life. I personally don't think there's anything wrong with being lazy, in fact I think what modest success I've had in life was made possible by me being lazy.
If I hadn't been lazy I probably would've stuck with some of the hard, miserable, low-paying, jobs I had when I was young, but Laziness drove me to seek easier employment.
Even with an easier job I could've stayed at the bottom rung of the ladder and never moved up to a cushier position if I hadn't been lazy enough to notice the person above me had to work less than I did.
And it was mostly Laziness that caused me to quit working for others and start my own business, after all if I own the business I could be as lazy as I wanted, there would be no boss above me that could tell me to get off my lazy butt and get to work....that didn't work out all that well because I quickly found out your customers are the toughest bosses in the world and show no mercy to anyone who's not giving 110%.
Since pleasing customers became very hard work it was mostly laziness that caused me to sell the businesses and retire relatively young.
I guess you could say that choosing the full-time RV lifestyle was also based on a certain amount of laziness, after all what could be easier than living in places where you want to be, moving to a new place whenever you feel like it, and waking up every morning knowing that you can spend all day participating in a hobby that you enjoy?
So looking back at my life I think Laziness gets a bad rap. Maybe the world owes lazy people more than we realize. It was probably a lazy man who threw down his shovel and invented the Backhoe. It had to be a lazy man who put a motor in his bicycle and created the first motorcycle. And who but the most lazy among us would've invented the TV remote control?
So I wear my lazy label with pride and honor because we the lazy are the reason you no longer have to walk to an outhouse...... you're welcome.
A strange plant with a really strange flower sticking out of it.