Sloth is doing things slowly and procrastinating as much as possible to avoid being given work. However, sloth is good and helps performance in many ways.
- Life is too short and it is not worth living in full speed. What is the point in living fast, eating fast foods and dying very young!
- Sloth teaches one to learn how to pace their lives. There has to be some slow periods in between the fast paced lifestyle.
- Life ensures that springs are tested for their tensile strength always. Slowing down is like letting the spring relax. The springs which are allowed to intermittently relax would live a longer life. Imagine spring as the person and the tensile strength as the person’s ability to take up stress. Sloth is necessary, but not always, because if the spring is not tensed at all, it is absolutely of no use to anybody.
- The periods of sloth helps the person to unwind. When one is too stressed, we ask them to do breathing exercises, yoga and other aerobic activities, all of which aim at slowing down the person mentally or physically or both ways.
- If sloth is due to availability of advanced technologies at one’s disposal, then it has to be appreciated. For anyone, the crocodile is nothing but a lazy animal basking in the sun, but it is actually generating solar energy to compensate for its meals, thereby depending on just one-tenth or lesser energy as compared to the mammals and birds from its food. This is why reptiles can eat once in a week or month and still be healthy.
- Without sloth, one would not have time to reflect on their actions and take the necessary actions.
- When the snake chases a mouse to its hole, an immobile mouse has better chances of survival than the one which is running about here and there. Here, sloth saves lives.
- Sloth can teach the individual and people around them, the most important virtue called as ‘Patience’.
- Though the predators are on top of the food chain, they do not get energetic meals, even if they are fully fed, as compared to the plants or herbivores. Therefore they have to laze around for most part of their days and nights. A tiger or lion has the luxury to sleep for about 20 hours a day. The shark may swim lazily around for 22 hours in a day to eat almost one third of its weight during the feeding frenzy, which does not last long.
- Sloth coupled with thinking skills is appreciable. While one is relaxing in his couch thinking of a problem and some ideas pop up, sloth is welcome.
Remember one important thing: However fast the last coach tries to run, it would never reach the station before the first coach!
Laziness has to be curbed, while moderate amount of sensible sloth can be welcomed.