Insights

Lazy, Your Country Needs You

Insight #321 – Reading time: about 0.9 minutes

How to practice being lazy

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Listen up, people, it’s time to slow down. It’s that time of year when it is okay to be lazy. Retailers, please ignore this message.

The rest of you, it is time to practice being lazy.

Remember, working hard only gets you two things. More work. And tired. What does lazy get you? New ways of doing things simpler and faster. And smart products. Who invented power steering? A lazy person, or course! (The only reason the lazy person invented power steering was because someone wanted him to get off the couch and go somewhere.)

Clearly, lazy people are the ones who create efficiencies and stimulate inventions.

If so, how do we get the benefits of being lazy? All year? Practice, people, practice! Practice makes lazy perfect.

Dagwood Bumstead did not believe that practicing would help. According to him, “You can’t teach people to be lazy. Either they have it, or they don’t.” I’m not so sure. I think there is a way.

Here’s how:

Rest before you get tired.

Simple, isn’t it?

Now go on, practice. We will need more efficiencies and many inventions next year.

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Welcome to my side of the nonsense divide.

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