Here are some excuses I have heard in the last couple of years for why it is so hard for Pakistanis to work with any degree of efficiency
1. It’s too hot in Pakistan. And heat hinders efficiency. Can’t you see that all the developed countries in the world have moderate to cold climates?
2. It’s too cold in winter. How can one work when one can’t even feel his hands and feet?
3. No one works here. What difference would it make if I am the only one making all the effort?
4. Everyone else is working. What difference would it make if only one person relaxes a little? It’s not as if the country’s functioning depends on me.
5. I don’t get enough money for my hard work. It kills motivation. First give me more, and then I will think about doing something to earn it.
6. I make enough money without hard work. It kills motivation. When I am getting less, maybe I will think about doing something to earn it.
7. My work doesn’t matter. God will take care of everything. Even if I do nothing, God has promised to provide.
8. My work doesn’t count. Fate is against me. Even if I do more work than anyone else, fate makes sure I don’t succeed.
9. I have worked so much all my life that I am fed up now. Nothing changes.
10. I have never worked in my life and it didn’t hurt me. Why start now?
All these people do have a point. Nahi?