Should You Be Easygoing?
Most People would probably feel that it is a compliment to be thought of as an easygoing person, one with a relaxed, placid, tolerant nature. However, there is another side to easygoingness. The Bible says "The easygoingness of the stupid is what will destroy them." (Proverbs 1:32) What does that mean?
Other Bible versions render the original Hebrew word with such expressions as "careless ease" (American Standard Version), "smugness" (The New American Bible), and "complacency." (The New English Bible) In this sense, easygoingness is linked to laziness and carelessness and thus to stupidity or foolishness.
So says October 1, 2002 WT. Notice that the accepted understanding of people generally is that 'easygoing' is a good thing.It may have obscure meanings as above but the WT will adopt the obscure use of it in the subject title.
Edited by - ISP on 23 August 2002 17:8:25