Guest Post: Pratya Maharjan, 6th Grader
Kids these days spend too much time on electronics, and I should know from experience. As I progress through life, I sometimes want to do stuff that take a lot of effort and give up before the second day. When I give up, I would say, “I’m too lazy.” My dad always said he never wanted me to say that because when you say, “I never will be able to do this or anything like that,” you have admitted defeat and you’ve made it a lot harder to learn whatever you are learning. This blog is one example. I did not think I would be able to do this but look at me now – my first post on the blog.
Laziness is caused by lack of inactivity, like looking at a screen for hours. I try to limit myself but it is just so addictive. When I play for hours, sometimes I develop dizziness, anger, and frustration. The frustration is natural. Being lazy in front of a screen playing games could direct the anger and frustration of someone toward the other person who did not do anything wrong. I have witnessed this many times. Laziness could also develop when you sleep more than your body needs. Many people suffer from getting lazy. I can speak about it from my experience.
So in conclusion, laziness has many consequences. Meantime, sleeping is also equally important. Do not over do it unless you are sleep deprived. That also goes for young gamers. Maintain some balance and maybe just read a book or play some board games instead of just always playing. You can always go outside and exercise. Get some fresh air!