Are you a lazy person? Join the club. Laziness is not just an inconvenience, it’s a debilitating illness. It’s treated with a lot of stigma but I think one day it will be treated similarly to obesity. I mean, it’s clearly a disorder of some kind and the constant bullying really derides one’s self esteem. It impacts all areas of life, from study to career and personal relationships. But I’ve learnt to treat my laziness myself. If anyone else out there is studying game design courses, then here are the tips that I’ve learned.
One of the hardest parts of being a lazy student at college is having to attend lectures. Fortunately, these days they record them and upload them onto the college’s intranet. Then there are also ways to supplement your missed lectures with webinars and the like. In a way, laziness works in your benefit because you listen to the lecture at home without the distraction of cute female students in the classroom, and you’ve got that clarity and you can pause the tape to let what the lecturer said sink in. Of course, there are also downsides, like you can’t ask questions and things like that. Plus there’s something to be said for human interaction in the classroom, it makes things more real and memorable somehow.
Since I started taking my video game design course, Melbourne colleges have really advanced their tools and such for the students. They offer you a lot of support with tutorials and they hook you up with industry connections through the college. Anyway, back to the topic of laziness, I guess what I’m saying is that the university understands. They’re starting to treat it as a legitimate problem, a chronic problem, and of course, the colleges are organised in such a way as to facilitate learning for lazy and non lazy people, just like they have wheelchair access and prayer rooms and cafeterias.