The Lazy Man
Once there lived a young man in a large house. He was very lazy. Every day he would wake up in the afternoon, eat his meals and then lay in bed again. One day his cousin came by to visit him, he saw him being so lazy and was puzzled by this behaviour.
After watching this for couple of days, he got irritated and asked “Don’t you get tired of lying in bed all day and all night? The sun has been out hours ago, and people have finished half their day’s work. Why are you so lazy?”
The young man yawned and answered, “Every morning, when I wake up, two friends whisper in my ears. One friend is Hard Work and the other Laziness.” “Hard Work says, Wake up! There is lots to do today. Time is passing by, don’t waste it by sleeping.’ But Laziness says, Why the hurry to wake up? Sleep some more. Why should you work while there are others to work hard?”‘
The young man continued, “As a good person, I listen patiently to both my friends. All my time goes by like that and so, I keep lying in bed for a long time.”
His cousin just sat down in disbelief.
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