Evils of Idleness
A proverb goes that time and tide wait for none. One of the main evils of idleness is that it spoils the habits and happiness of man. Since the dawn of civilization time is moving. It goes on and on. It does not take any rest. It is never constant. Time once gone is gone forever. Lost health may be regained by medicine and proper caring and nursing. Lost wealth by dint of hard labor but lost time cannot be recovered by any means because nobody can stop the ceaseless onward march of time.
Life is nothing but the sum total of some moments. The span of human life is very short. But man has got many things to do during this limited period. Every moment is very precious. Success in life depends on the best use of time. If we make a proper division of our time and do our duties accordingly, we are sure that we would be able to march in life and reach the cherished goal of our life. Our efforts will be crowned with success. If we do not make the right use of our time. we are sure to repent when it is too late and we will have to drag a miserable existence in our day to day life.
An idle brain is a devil’s workshop. If we waste our time in sheer idleness, all sorts of evil thoughts will crowd our brains. Idle persons who kill their time are burdens on society. They sit idle and cherish no high ideal and lofty ambition in life. They cannot support themselves. They lead an unhappy life and suffer in the long run. He cannot make good progress and his happiness and the happiness of those who depend on him will be affected. Men who are idle in some cases also tend to become vicious.
There should be time for reading, for office or other work, time for physical exercise. time for recreation and time for prayer. This indicates that we should do everything at the right moment. We can lead a healthy and prosperous life only when we follow the routine which we make for our guidance. By turning the pages of history, we come to learn that those who have become great in this world have made the proper use of their time. Even we see that bees, ants, insects work timely. They do not kill a single moment.
We are the supreme creation of Allah. So, we should not waste our time. The most prosperous nations are those that make the best use of time.