The adjective indolent , which comes from the Latin word indŏlens, has three meanings according to the dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE ). The term may refer to who does not experience pain, is not usually moved or is lazy .
For example: "The young man, indolent, moved on as if nothing had happened", “Society cannot remain indolent when every day thousands of people are expelled from the system and end up in marginality”, “He's an indolent boy, he prefers to be lying in bed before to work or study ”.
It is generally described as indolent to the one who does not react or remains impassive in the face of something that should disturb, worry or impress him . Indolence, in this context, is usually linked to the insensitivity .
Suppose the President of a country announces a massive increase in taxes and public services and, simultaneously, cuts social aid and minimizes the benefits provided by the State. This decision causes in a few months a drastic increase in poverty and more and more people have serious problems to meet their basic needs. That is why the claims begin to happen and from various sectors the president is asked to modify his policies. The president, despite everything, decides to move forward with his plan without changes or concessions. Faced with this reality, many analysts and journalists regret that the president stay indolent , without listening to the population.
The owner of a company On the other hand, he refuses to grant him a salary advance and to grant days off to a worker whose son suddenly becomes seriously ill. The employer barely complies with what the legislation requires, but has no gesture of goodwill: it is indolent to the suffering of his employee .
Since we are faced with a term that is not used very often in everyday speech, but is reserved for journalistic articles and literature, it is helpful to take a look at their most common synonyms to more accurately understand their meaning. and its various nuances. Among the most frequent are the following: desidious, vague , abustic, left, abandoned, lounging, careless, negligent, indifferent, lazy, apathetic, lazy and sluggard.
As we can see in the list of synonyms, we have subgroups that serve to replace the word indolent especially in the following two meanings: "that it is not moved or is affected by the events surrounding it"; "lazy, lazy". Regarding what defines it as "insensitive, unable to feel the pain "Perhaps the relationship with these synonyms is more subtle.
Something that is undeniable after observing its definition and related words is that an individual qualified as indolent is not well seen, does not have an exemplary attitude and desired by their environment. Who could want to be labeled lazy or negligent? A person who does not have a natural tendency to action , who prefers to stay on one side of life or who does not commit to others when they need it most represents a truly regrettable picture.
Laziness is usually interpreted as the lack of Will at a given time, but it is something much more serious: it is a way of living or, rather, not doing it. The lazy individual has several of the worst personality characteristics, such as negligence, carelessness and lack of punctuality. The world is built thanks to effort and commitment, and gives results that we all take advantage of: from cinema to medicine, through entertainment technology, none of this would exist if indolence reigned.