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  • Lazy, you are lazy! That's what the father shouted to her daughter. She saw that word everywhere she went. That commercial of a skinny white teenager cried 'lazy!' The tv programme insinuated 'lazy'. The host of the programme in lack of creativity joked around someone else being too 'lazy'. She wondered what 'lazy' really meant. During her childhood, it meant the inability of her parents and the people around her to understand her and her limits and qualities they didn't appreciate. During her teenage years, it meant the inability of her to understand the world she was living in and herself. In her early adulthood, it meant the lack of tools to manage in an adult world. In her late adulthood, it meant clinical depression. Then she stopped to wonder whether lazy just meant the lack of understanding one another and sometimes the internalisation of it. Do we judge others to defend ourselves from the inability to understand? Do we attack others because we perceive difference as an attack? Are we lazy when we refuse to deal with others that don't fit with our preconceived ideas? No, we are not lazy in any of those cases. We are human.
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