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Thanks, I'll think of an intro and conclusion, sigh back at school.† Well that's what this feels like.† Also, if you think its pretty when its good, Oh, you should see how pretty it is when its amazing!

Essay edited now has a conclusion and an intro.†

No, it's not one big paragraph, it just looks that way due to the fact that it's center aligned.† I'll set it back to left align.† Thanks for the comments.


I'm writing a short paper about how laziness and creativity/ability to solve problems/adaptation are all connected.† I am entering a psychological essay contest.† It's a local one with a $200 cash prize.† So I figure counting mine there will be 3 people entering.† So I'll need a pretty good essay.† I am an eighth grader heading into high school, just to let you know where Iím coming from.† †Hereís my essay, I just need some opinions.

Laziness to Creativity/Ability to solve Problems/Adaptation

   Laziness has been branded as an insult and a bad quality.† Yet, Iím here to change that.† For laziness isnít an insult or a bad quality.† It is a character trait, just like being optimistic.† Yes some character traits are better than others, yet is active truly better than lazy?† That is what I figured out.
You may think that the title items are unrelated, yet through deep thought their connection is obvious.† Example 1A, a person is sitting on the sofa watching television, the clicker is at the end of the coffee table, a active person would get up and get the clicker.† Thus not using any brainpower or creativity to solve the problem at hand.† Yet, the lazy person will think of a way to solve the problem using the least amount of effort.† The lazy person could A, push the end of the coffee table down and slide the clicker towards them, B, look around them for a long object that could be used to move the clicker into arms reach, or C what ever else they could think of.
   How adaptation and laziness are alike is very simple.† When an active person sees a mess they immediately think clean it up, without any thought or regard about any action they could set in place.† Now a lazy person thinks if the mess could affect them in anyway, and if it does if the effect is worth the effort to fix the problem and if its not they adapt.† Example 2A, a person comes down to the lower level of their home and sees a mess on the floor from their pet.† An active person first instinct would be to clean it.† A respected choice yes, and sometimes the choice of the non-active as well but a lot of the time it is not a necessary one.† Think of this from a lazy childís point of view, they walk downstairs and see this mess, they could A, go back upstairs until someone else who they know will clean it up will see it so they donít get yelled at for not cleaning it up because to the active persons knowledge they didnít know, B, avoid the mess, C, if its not a mess that can rot or become a health hazard to the person like shedding or animal toys simply ignore it, it doesnít affect you why mess with it and the lazy person will adapt to the situation.† Example 2B, a person is sitting in a chair and a fly lands on their leg, the first instinct of an active person is to swat it, most likely causing them to lose their comfort in the chair, and probably missing the fly letting it continue on.† A lazy person could A, just sit their and wait for the fly to go away, B, ignore the fly knowing it canít hurt you, or C, figure out some plan to kill the fly.
   Another easy example between laziness and adaptation is the ability to, as I must bluntly say, take it.† Example 3A, two people are sitting in a room, a lazy person and a active person.† Then the phone rings.† Yet, neither get up to answer it, the lazy person knows if they wait long enough the ringing will get to the other person and they will answer it.† Saving a trip for the lazy person, and stimulating the brain with yet another mind puzzle.
   Here is a hidden connection to laziness to intelligence.† Example 4A, a sibling/spouse/roommate walks into the bathroom to use the toilet, and sees either urine on the seat or the seat up.† They know itís from their sibling/spouse/roommate so they yell, for the person who they suspect it is for them to clean it up.† Now who is the lazy person here?† The person who came into the bathroom and saw the mess or the person who has to come and clean it up?† In truth itís usually the person who came into the bathroom and saw the mess.† Why you ask?† Think about it, it would take much less effort from both parties if the person who came into the bathroom cleaned the seat or put it down.† †It would take more effort to yell the persons name, get their attention, get them to come into the bathroom, get them to clean it up, then scold them, than just to do it yourself.† A lazy person considers these factors and takes into account, is what Iím putting in worth what Iím getting out?† Considering all these factors really stimulates the brain.
† †Now here is a topic where I get talked to a lot about.† Messy rooms.† The thing that most active neat freaks donít understand is that clean and neat is an opinion.† Clean can be an entire different level of clean to someone else.† In my humble opinion if the person can access necessary items in their room, like clothing, bed, and windows itís perfectly fine.† †There is a famous quote I must say, ďOrganized people are just too lazy to look for things.Ē† Yes, that is true, but does that mean that all lazy people are organized?† †No it most certainly does not.† Lazy people are too lazy to organize things.† They are much happier searching for items in their clutter.† Now the term organized chaos is true to a point.† If a person says they are organized, now organized is an opinion as well, ask them to list where they know items are in their space.† If they can list a large number of them then they are organized.
† †Lazy people see life as a puzzle and active people see it as a training exercise.† †Active people see items and think they must be done now and throw off schedules.† While lazy people plan items by importance and the consequences if it doesnít get done.
Just to state the point, just because someone is lazy doesnít mean they are out of shape or donít participate in any activities.† Also the title of active was given as an antonym of lazy, not as the definition of into physical activity or in shape.†
† †All examples I have experienced.† I fall into the lazy category.† If you take one thing away from this essay I hope it is this;†laziness isnít a bad quality or an insult, it is simply a trait, and from what Iíve researched, can be a better trait than being active.† Yet that is also an opinion.† Most of you came into this essay bias because I was trying to make laziness not seem so bad.† Yet my points should have ended your prejudice.† If not, I feel sorrowful for you.


Pixel Art / Re: Let's get it started, eh?
« on: July 20, 2005, 01:10:44 am »
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I've been having a lot of trouble coming up with a tile design that doesn't clash. Any suggestions here would be appreciated.
May I suggest something pink/purple.† Or a club scene?† With pink and purple cushions and a bar.† Hey, it would be original .† Had to do the glow.

Pixel Art / Re: My Avy
« on: July 19, 2005, 09:11:01 pm »
I did a little quick edit before I saw your 2nd post.† I fixed some of my colors because i noticed they didn't seem to dither too well together.

I also tried fixing the leg shading like you said.† As for the perspective, er, hes a soldier, hes got meaty legs?† Darn, not gonna cut it is it?† I'll try and fix it.

If that wasn't a photo I would have cried.

EDIT: Did a little test on the meaty leg. 

Pixel Art / Re: My Avy
« on: July 19, 2005, 08:40:30 pm »
I was never much of a shader so I tried to do something a little different on the legs, like how you really good artist draw clothing, yet apparently I can't quite do it yet.  I'm not sure what you mean by the perspective problem.  Also I'm not quite sure wether to take that final comment as sarcastic, insulting, or a compliment.

Pixel Art / My Avy
« on: July 19, 2005, 06:32:28 pm »
My avatar.  I like it but I see a lot of problems in it Iím unsure of on how to fix them.  His right foot doesnít seem right; his gun is odd, and his skin.  I can't get right looking flesh tones.
Here's a link if you want one.  I'm not sure why you would though.

C+C welcome on things other than items I mentioned aswell.

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