Feb 24

So, this is a rant. A rant about duty. If you know me, please don’t get offended.

So what if I don’t feel like doing work – I’m sure you’ve all felt this before. It’s definitely because I’m far too lazy to empty the trash, mum, or because I just can’t be stuffed vacuuming my room, dad. No, it’s none of that – I just can’t be stuffed at that particular moment…

Heard it all before? Yeah, I know you have. But when push comes to shove, I’m not one to shirk my duty. I know if I have to do something, even if I don’t like it. Sure, I’ll moan, and I’ll complain like nothing else, but I’ll do it, grudgingly. If Sharon tells me to mop the floor, I’ll damn well mop the floor! I’ll soon come to realise, though, that I’m not doing jobs just for the hell of it, I’m doing them to help out other people. This usually puts a warm fuzzy feeling in me (unless I hate that person) and I start enjoying jobs! WOW! Sometimes, though, you just don’t want to do THAT particular task at THAT particular time – because you’ve just found an awesome site online, are having a deep and meaningful chat with a friend, or just following a wiki trail…

To all those who have done this before, don’t do it any longer. Sure, that friend will be online some other day. Sure, another wiki trail will come along, as will an awesome web site. The thing is, what have you lost by NOT doing the task when you were asked to? Nothing in the eyes of your parents; they’re your parents and therefore obliged to love you. Perhaps nothing in the eyes of your friends, they couldn’t care less. But in the eyes of your co-workers? Your pastor? Your teachers?

Bottom line is, if someone asks me to do something, I’ll do it as best as I can. I’m not one to make your decisions for you, but if you know right from wrong, you’ll know the answer as well as I do. Just be human enough to get over yourself and do your duty – as you should!

Thoughts? You know were to put ‘em. (Put ‘em in comments, in case you didn’t/don’t know.)

written by Benny Ling at 10:28 pm, Sunday 24 February, 2008 \\ tags: , ,

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