UNITED STATES—Sometimes I wonder about Americans, it seems like each day some new form of technology has been invented that is supposed to make our lives easier. However, in my personal opinion it is not making our lives easier, it’s making us lazier. I heard someone praise and I mean praise the notion of not even having to go to the grocery store to shop for food.

Look, I have nothing against people getting their groceries delivered. I know there are people out there who don’t have the means to get to and from the grocery store, so this technology makes it easier to get the things needed. My issue is those Americans who have the means to get to point A and point B, but for reasons I cannot explain they find it exciting to have groceries delivered or not even have to shop for items for the household.

What are we doing people? Have we gotten so ‘busy’ or just lazy that we don’t want to pick up groceries? It’s sad, and as a result we’re spending more time sitting on the couch than being active. It’s sad, and no surprise that the health of so many Americans have turned dismal in recent years. The less movement we have the more likely we are to pack on the pounds.

Everyone shops online; we always have something being delivered to our homes, and the first question people say is why so many brick and mortar stores are shutting doors? Um, everyone is shopping online, they’re too lazy to go to the store and actually look for items. I NEVER shop for clothing online! You have to try clothes on. Just because it looks great online, doesn’t mean that same notion will apply when you get it in person. I have some very close family members who are ALWAYS ordering items online, and then turning around a few days later to return the item because it doesn’t fit or it isn’t the item they thought it was.

The online shopping craze, especially Amazon is the reason so many businesses are closing their doors. We need to stop being so quick to utilize our credit card or debit card online and actually get off our tails and move our bodies. Life has become too simplified and it’s dangerous if you ask me. Next, we’ll have customized robotic servers when we dine out, we don’t have to go to the bank anymore if we want to deposit a check you can utilize the mobile app (it saves you plenty of time) that most banks have developed.

Our laziness has even manifested into the work arena. Anyone who knows me is well aware that I despise lazy people. It irks my skin to be around lazy people or those who complain and complain, yet they’re not even doing anything. Don’t talk to me about how hard your job is when you’re not even doing your job. Look, I’m not your friend I have tons of them, I’m not here to chat, I’m here for business. Stop wasting my time. Yes, I know it sounds blunt, but oh well, I’m someone busting my a** here, while you’re sitting their diddling on your phone and wasting time. I’m not here to make friends; I’m here to make money, if you don’t like it oh well.

Gosh, you have so many people who just want to talk and talk and talk, shut-up already, do some work. Everyone wants a freakin’ paycheck, but no one wants to do the work for it. You can’t expect to be paid major bucks for mediocre work. Get off your bum and actually do something for a change. Help me understand the psychology America behind people who just want to do nothing, but expect things to go there way all the time even though they’re not actively working to make things happen.

If you’re that person just sitting, not moving and wondering why your health is bad or why your situation hasn’t gotten better when it could have, take a good look in the mirror and ask yourself: what the hell am I doing here to make it better?

Written By Kelsey Thomas