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Americans are lazy Americans are not lazy
Debate Score:27
Arguments:23
Total Votes:36
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 Americans are lazy (13)
 
 Americans are not lazy (10)

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Can't change the channel, remote broke.

Americans are lazy

Side Score: 16
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Americans are not lazy

Side Score: 11
2 points

Lazy is an understatement, all one has to is look around. Trash left on the table at a fast food place, litter blow across the road, lights left on, cars parked in front of a business, these are just a few signs of the time. To get one off the couch would be a major undertaking.

Just look at how most people view their job. They consider work to be something one does when there is nothing better to do. It is no wonder companies hire Mexicans.

Side: Americans are lazy
1 point

You forgot to mention the huge rise in obese Americans... another major result of American's laziness.

Plus, it doesn't help this country when useless junk keeps being invented that just allows you to be lazier. Or that crappy processed food is being more and more produced and American's aren't educating themselves that they can still eat healthy on low income. I mean, no one can seriously blame the producers of processed foods, lazy inventions, and all the other junk resulting in obesity and laziness. Lots of Americans really are JUST lazy.

Side: Americans are lazy
2 points

Its much more easy to be lazy in America because we are an industrialized country and have easy access to many things. Electricity is readily available and for the most part never out. Water is only a short walk to the kitchen and it very rarely has to be boiled for sanitation. Thanks to cars and maintained roads we don't actually walk very much in order to get things we need. Not to mention most gas stations have more food then some third world country's thanks to processing. We can only be lazy because of how far advanced we have become. Now I wonder. If japan has this problem?

Side: Americans are lazy
1 point

People are being told that the government can take care of everything.

Being taught that the rich successful people are the bad guys and should be taxed to death. People are being discouraged by the government.

You can't make it, you need me I got this, so let me "remake America".

What about the values of hard work? Isn't that what made us great? Aren't WE what made us great!?

Yeah America just sit there in front of your TV while the messiah fixes everything for you.

It's easier for the government to get bigger and bigger if we don't wake up and question them.

And it's easier to keep us quiet and out of the way if we are given the choice between:

"Politics" [a word people are trained to be afraid of, "oh I don't get into crazy politics"] and Intertainment.

Side: Americans are lazy
1 point

I like how Obama said that he needed the support of the nation and that everyone is going to have to get involved in order to make the USA a better place.

Pff, in this age where everything is a click away, I doubt anyone is willing to lift more than a finger to do anything besides eat or drink.

I'm not saying I hate this country. I love this country. I just hate what it's become.

Yeah, we're lazy. I'll admit I am too, but at least I walk to work and can manage to change the channel with gasp the buttons on the TV.

Side: Americans are lazy

While I think the stereotypical American is lazy, I totally won't watch television if my remote is broken. I just don't like TV enough to make the effort, especially since I only watch it at night, before bed (like right now, 12.49am, watching "Juno" on HBO).

Side: Americans are lazy
1 point

I would consider that a hasty generalization.

America is also the corporate leader in the world. Go to any country and count how many McDonald's and Subways you'll find. Surely this power that American Corporations has gotten is not a result from laziness.

And, we have one of the most powerful fighting forces of all time (US Navy SEALS). That can't be from laziness either, right?

If you're talking about the common man, we're probably just as lazy as anyone else. But in Western Europe, they have way more vacation days and WEEKS than Americans do. Americans, if anything, are the workaholics of the Western world. The only people that make US look lazy are Asians (Japan, Korea, China, etc.). Those guys work even more.

And we hire Mexicans because they're cheaper and don't form Unions.

Side: Americans are not lazy
Spoonerism(831) Disputed
1 point

I respect your opinion and in many ways agree, but I must point out one simple fact.

When Americans go to a fast food joint, and there is a long drive-thru line, and nobody at the counter indoors, 9 out of 10 will stay in their car for the sake of convenience. That, I think, is the big problem with Americans. It's not so much that we're lazy as it is that we've been seduced by convenience.

Side: Americans are lazy
ThePyg(6743) Disputed
1 point

but that's another hasty generalization. you can probably find that anywhere, and that probably isn't THAT true in this country.

Side: Americans are not lazy
Thewayitis(4071) Disputed
1 point

Have you seen who actually works in these corporations and fast food places? It is Mexicans and other foreigners, not Caucasian. We hire them because they work, period.

Side: Americans are lazy
ThePyg(6743) Disputed
1 point

Like I said. They're cheaper and they do not form unions.

That, to the business class, is a perfect worker.

Side: Americans are not lazy

It's just that so many American are used to the remote. I have to admit that it is a nuisance to have to get up to change the TV channel.

Side: Americans are not lazy
0 points

Americans are not lazy. I think people got that from some fat Americans. There are fat people all over the world!

Side: Americans are not lazy
0 points

So what I am getting from this argument is that because the 'remote broke' Americans are lazy? And besides, you did not specify which type of Americans are lazy. Therefore, I choose Asian Americans. A majority of Asian Americans are not lazy, therefore Americans are not lazy. Argument resolved.

Side: Americans are not lazy
-3 points
republican(69) Disputed
1 point

What are you talking about you racist!? That is just a tired stereotype.

Side: Americans are lazy
1 point

Oh, you mean the people who stand on street corners just to get work for the day? What a racist thing to say and so untrue!

Side: Americans are lazy