Lazy Lions

Boy are like lions. They sleep, they eat, they fornicate, and then they sleep some more. Aaaaand maybe later, they will do some work. If they have to.

Boys interest me. The majority of males, from ages 14-24, don’t work as hard, plan as much, and mature as fast as females of the same age. Don’t take my word for it, read the studies. But from my personal experience, I have seen evidence enough of this. My brothers would spend more time WoWing (World of Warcrafting) than working. When Christmas time came around, I was the one lending them the monies to pay for my own present.

School is another example. I have a friend who is brilliant who can barely complete homework if he isn’t interested in it. I have tons of homework that I don’t care a Twinkie’s cream about, but I do it because I care about the final grade. This friend usually cannot find the inner motivation to complete the assignment because he isn’t interested. Like a lazy lion who doesn’t swat away the flies from his eyes, this student just doesn’t find homework worth the effort of trying to be interested.

I suppose it makes sense, really. Boys mature to men. Once there, society has burdened their poor backs with its expectations of caring for the household, winning the bread, and conquering the monetary lapse of the bank account. Might as well have as much fun (and avoid as much non-fun) as possible while they can. Girls are constantly preparing for things (the day, the date, the dinner, the wedding…) in readiness for the future, unaware that their future isn’t much different from the boys’.

A side note on men: why do they find it amusing to lift things? Take the below picture, for example. A group of men in their Sunday best, taking turns lifting a homemade cement rock. Like Atlas, they shrug the stone onto their shoulders and throw it on the ground. Is it to prove their manhood? To display the lack of boyishness? Or maybe it is a deeper, more primeval desire to conquer something small. Lift that rock, and then I can drink three Buds and watch TV. Work completed.

They stand around, waiting for their turn to be Atlas.

2 Comments to “Lazy Lions”

  1. I feel dangerous commenting–like my feminazi side will come out. Regardless, I like this post. I grew up with all brothers and have usually had a boyfriend, and sometimes I’m just feel (and say): “Why did you not think about this ahead of time?” “Why can’t you see the urgency in this or that?.” It’s frustrating. I don’t want to stereotype, however; there are exceptions in both sexes. I wish I could insert a funny guy-related anecdote here, but my brain’s too tired.

  2. I’d like to stick up for my gender, but am having a little trouble. You have described us pretty well. I can say this in our defense though… Usually once we find something we feel very strong about, we can be hard-working and tenacious.

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