Why doesn't anyone understand?? I absolutely have NO problem with my room being untidy, with papers lying all over and books scattered and clothes piled up. And TRUST ME! it is NOT laziness. Okie... maybe you can call it creativity and an artist's workplace ;) but jokes apart, I know where my things are and I have no problem going to the right disorderly pile and grabbing the right thing I want in minutes. Ok, maybe it does cause some lag of time and gets me late, but hey, its not my room! Its me! Even if my room were spin and span, I would still not be early!
It might sound like am a carefree, lethargic, idle procrastinator... but the truth is those of us who are disorganized and not-so-perfectly methodical are far from these. We seem to have so many things to sort in our mind and our focus rarely comes to the sensory external world or the immediate present or reality around us. By the way, who does define order? Order and chaos are relative terms. What is order for you might me chaos for me! Remember the time you were thinking so hard and walking that you almost missed seeing the manhole in front of you? It is the same case here. We do love being productive too but we prefer to spend our energy on our own priorities and end up missing the deadlines or "external-world" priorities! Sounds arrogant? Well, sometimes it got to be accepted that everyone neednt work the way the world defines work to be.
True, it has not been an easy ride for me with these so called "unproductive" qualities. My mother has finally given up in exasperation after telling me SINCE SECOND GRADE to pack my bag the previous day/ tidy up my room. Lol...15 years.. I sure appreciate her persistence.
When (IF) I become a parent someday, and if my child has a messy room, I promise I would never interfere.
And hey! Research supports us too. Those of you who are interested in this, probably because you belong to my clan too, should check this out:
I especially liked this part: "If Sir Alexander Fleming had kept his bacteriological laboratory scrupulously clean and tidy, he wouldn’t have gone on holiday leaving open Petri dishes scattered by an open window, and when he returned he wouldn’t have noticed that a small patch of mould had invaded one of his dish cultures and that the staphylococci were keeping their distance from said mould and he would never have discovered penicillin."