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windex's avatar

Why would we rather not do than do?

Asked by windex (2932points) August 31st, 2008

why wouldn’t we rather do than not do?

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Allie's avatar

What? Do what?

gailcalled's avatar

Do you mean what would we choose not to do? “What wouldn’t we rather do than not do” translates into “What would not we rather do than not do.” Your lead question was clearer.

My answer; empty the litter box daily.

windex's avatar

Anything, just anything. why is your “default setting” NOT doing anything, and being lazy.
I’m sure I’m not the only one here that procrastinates or watches TV, or surfs online instead or plays CS :( instead of working on that project that you’ve been wanting to finish for 2 years or doing laundry etc. ... tendency of being lazy…
Is it just me

McBean's avatar

The path of least resistance…?

McBean's avatar

@windex…and no, you’re definitley not the only one who has a tendency to be lazy. My son tends towards lazy, too.

(and so do I)

trudacia's avatar

I’d rather NOT work during the summer. Work is fine but I’d rather be at the beach.

windex's avatar

@McBean Thanks! Simple and it makes perfect sense.

simone54's avatar

If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.

poofandmook's avatar

right now, I’m not doing laundry or cleaning. I cleaned out the litter box and vacuumed all around and underneath it, went to WalMart… that was my work for the day. Right now I’m crocheting a few scarves and Fluthering on and off while watching whatever decent movies are on the premium cable channels.

My reason is because I still don’t feel well, and I’m trying to stay lazy so I don’t aggravate it and force myself to go to the ER instead of my doctor on Tuesday.

JackAdams's avatar

I’d rather not get older.

If given the choice, I’d rather get younger until I reached age 20, then “freeze” forever at that age, or just stop aging beyond my current age, but without any deterioration beyond what I already have.

August 31, 2008, 3:44 PM EDT

Knotmyday's avatar

Because it’s easier. Echoing McBean.

asmonet's avatar

The path of least resistance.

Sunny2's avatar

Inertia? The tendency for an object at rest to stay at rest? Overcoming it takes force, which has to come from you. Get started and you may find you can’t stop. That’s the other side of inertia. (kind of) Maybe you haven’t found completion of a task you want to do rewarding enough. Promise yourself an additional reward upon completion of the task. Or, if that doesn’t work, break the job up into parts and reward yourself for completing each part. Eventually, you’ll mature enough not to need the rewards.

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