Posts Tagged ‘labor’

Making Life Easy


What would you do if life had an easy button? If only all the pain and misery of life could be whirled away with the touch of a button. Unfortunately, we can’t always take the least difficult method to get out of that jungle of chaos and stress. In fact, that is what most attracts us to life: the adventure, the dare-driven stunts that keep us out of a world of complete boredom and dullness. Now that Winter Break is in effect, that is what this world has turned into: a shriveled up mess of unaccomplished, bleak, labor-less people who stay home all day and play games or watch movies. Winter Break is when the easy button comes into effect at full-throttle: relaxing people to a level way below the standard, causing them to procrastinate, become lazy, and ignore work when we come back in the New Year. I’ve been a victim to this labor-free routine for quite some time, and I hope that blogging will help keep me on track and disciplined so that I don’t get smacked with an overload of stress when I return from break. At its zenith the easy button would destroy the work ethic of humanity. At a lower setting, it would keep workers from going insane, which makes it welcomed quite sparingly in the form of a weekend. Although it is powerful when used, the easy button would be beneficial to our world, especially for over-worked people who wake up before the crack-of-dawn and come back late at night, exhausted. Let’s all ease life down a little bit.

Eco-Friendly?

The reason labor-saving devices are made is so that we can all be lazy in a cheap, quick, and easy manner. You would’ve thought inventors would stop at an automatic paper towel dispenser for restrooms. It’s quick and easy to use, and any restroom-goer can enjoy that the machine is fully dependable. Probably the largest crack in the development in labor-saving devices is the fact that we are all going eco-friendly. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with caring for the environment, but when it gets in the way of our laziness: that’s where the fight ought to begin. Automatic blow dryers are popping up in restrooms around the nation, replacing the waste that results from paper towel loss with electrical power.
Imagine being late for a meeting and stopping to use the restroom. You realize that when it is time to dry your hands, all that there is to use is a blow dryer. You stand in front of the little nozzle of hot air for your hands to finally become dry. You become impatient, as it has felt like hours since you first pressed the button and your hands are still sopping wet. Finally, you just give up and decide to wipe the rest on your pants. You exit, ticked-off, ready to enter the meeting in a train-wreck.
I am absolutely sick of using these so-called “labor saving devices”. Instead of spending two minutes in front of these automatic hand dryers, I can just use two seconds to just wipe it on a sleeve and have the air dry it. I am absolutely sick of standing next to this cheap device on the wall of the bathroom, in which I have way to much time on my hand, forcing myself to read the propaganda slapped on every single hand dryer, “Saves trees, eliminates paper towel waste, and maintain cleaner facilities…” gosh, I feel like I’m in a Clorox commercial in which everything coming from that motherly figure voice actually sounds right! “Oh yes, but what about the fact that air dryers spread germs more effectively than automatic paper towels? About how the total number of bacteria was found to increase on average on the finger pads by 194 percent and on the palms by 254 percent? Or how about even the fact that humans are naturally impatient?” Seriously, people. Eco-friendly does not always mean people-friendly.
Oh, and then they continue to enhance this already failed air-drying solution. Now they come out with this dryer that looks like the opening of the human mouth; and people are expected to stick their hands into it! This so called, “Jet Air-blade” is supposed to save more time and energy when drying your hands. Seriously, who would even dare to continue to stick their hand into this machine? It’s like sticking your mouth on the nozzle of a drinking fountain. Who knows what kind of person had touched that before! Even though paper towels may not be the eco-friendly choice, they are still the way to go and hold the popularity of the people.

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Please, No Homework…

Labor Day is an honorable holiday that should be celebrated all around. It is a day to recognize the most diligent workers in our world. We’ve all contributed to our society with our back-breaking labor and this is such a day where we are all given back what we deserve: a day off to enjoy with family and friends. Both teachers and students need to enjoy such a day away from laborious tasks at school.

We need to step out of that box that society has forced everyone in.
To settle down momentarily and take pleasure in comforting recreation.
To open up and calm down the mind from all that stress.
Have a sense of refreshment, fulfillment, and enjoyment…

Wouldn’t that be delightful? If just for once, maybe we could all use this time to reflect. Instead of being caught finishing up that last bit of Physics homework, or stressed out trying to study for that last minute test in Algebra, maybe we could just escape, to run liberated with our labor free weekend that you will gratefully and kindhearted supply to us.

Of course, this will also have a benefit to you, the all powerful teacher. By not presenting us with homework over this long, care-free weekend, you will also share the enjoyment of not having anything to grade from us. We will also to be attentive to learn in class coming back after our relaxing Labor Day weekend. With all that time to enjoy the peace and harmony, we will return with vivid, live faces, ready to return into the school curriculum.

Even if you are still considering assigning the homework anyway, please keep in mind that there are other ways to motivate us if you are compassionate enough not to assign homework. You can persuade us to obtain more knowledge. We will be motivated, moved, and feel the desire to gain a higher level of education on our own with your guidance.

Please, from the bottom of your heart, have the sympathy to not assign any homework over Labor Day weekend.

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