Why We're Lazy

Few people would choose to be lazy.

  • Many 'lazy' people haven't yet found what they want to do or are unable to do it.
  • Some people have become so specialized that they no longer grasp their purpose, and could fall into the trap of not bothering.
  • Some people sabotage themselves by never trying because they fear success or they fear failure.
  • There are also those that feel so hopeless that they cannot begin to think through it. 

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Laziness

We are considered lazy if we ought to do something but are unwilling to do it.

Today, laziness is so closely connected with poverty and failure that a poor person is often presumed lazy, no matter how hard he or she actually works.

Idleness, or to be doing nothing, is not the same as laziness. Idleness can amount to laziness, but can also be a clever way of accomplishing tasks.

Idleness can be used to observe life, gather inspiration, gain perspective or to maintain health for important tasks. Sometimes the best way of using time is to waste it.

The right balance

We dream of being idle but simultaneously feel that we want to do something.

Strategic idleness is an art and difficult to manage. We fear boredom that might come with idleness. Boredom points to the meaninglessness of life and provokes uncomfortable thoughts and feelings that we would like to avoid. We would rather fill that void with being busy. Yet, we would be in a better place if we spend some time doing nothing.

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If you have any doubts in what the multiple benefits that idleness can provide you with, just note down the fact that being lazy from time to time leads to increased creativity, productivity as well as developing problem-solving skills, as it allows you to take time to see the things more clearly.

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Humans may be seeing laziness upside down, as it may not really be a sign of inefficiency or unproductivity, but a result of being able to work smartly and free up time to do nothing. Sitting lazily can also trigger further smart work.

Effort as Energy Expenditure

Effort represents an investment of a fixed resource, like calories.

For this reason, running takes more effort than sitting. It takes more calories and strains muscles and joints. If you run non-stop, you will need to eat more to stay alive, and you will wear your muscles out.

However, effort as energy expenditure does not fully answer why we struggle to take action, as effortful tasks, such as playing tennis, is more fun than doing nothing.

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