Persuasive Essay

1052 Words Dec 13th, 2005 5 Pages
Persuasive Essay
Laziness in America
By Greg Hill
Comp 2

America today is a very lazy place; people have become too accustomed to their ways and will not even consider what it is doing to them. Everyone constantly praises our wonderful technology; what they don’t realize is what our tech has done to us. As we depend more and more on gadgets to do things for us we lose ourselves to apathy and our personal interests completely forgetting the common good. When it becomes so easy to satisfy our wants we totally forget about those that actually need help. We drive a car 5 miles instead of taking the bus, we use the microwave instead of cooking a meal, and we take the easy way out. This American laziness brought about by dependence on
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Various sources have reported a overall drop in attendance leading me to believe that in general people just are not caring about religion as much as they used to. As I said before religion in times past was a major motivating factor for people; without motivation to work hard people get lazy; therefore a decline in church attendance signals a rise in laziness of the spirit. Technology is partly to blame for this; since many once held beliefs have been disproved it is easy to understand how people could loose faith. Beliefs like the earth being the center of the universe and the church being wrong about the age of the planet. Having proved the church wrong so many times strips the validity out of the church; all that is left is really what religion is about: faith. Society also has a role in this decline; it is society’s tendency to cut corners that reinforces the notion that negates religious attendance. Without exposure the average citizen’s motivation will decrease. It has been shown by (http://www.abcnews.go.com) that church attendance has been declining for the past decade and that current figures could be inflated by as much as a third. In modern society people have become to set in their ways without realizing it and in so doing trapped themselves in a downward spiral. The laziness that is a main cause of degradation in this society has roots at all

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