(Pro 26:15 KJV) The slothful hideth his hand in his bosom; it grieveth him to bring it again to his mouth.
Having just spent months with our two grandchildren in the house I look at this a little different. The newborn could not bring his hand to his mouth. He wasn’t sure what a hand was. The toddler is a different story. If we had let her it is possible that we would still be spoon feeding her at two years. Even after she demonstrated she could handle the utensils, she would have times when she wanted to be fed. Was it sloth? Possible. Was it manipulation? More possible.
We have a lot of people around us who never grow up. They want others to do their work. They feel like you are their servant. You may not have noticed, but Proverbs does not have good things to say about those kind of people.
So? Grow up and help others grow up. I am sure that each of us fits into one of those categories.