|This cranky re-run is from September 2014|
For Labor Day
Monday, September 7, 2015
Lazy, For Lack of a Better Word, is Good! - a cranky re-run
Lazy, For Lack of a Better Word, is Good!
A fellow blogger, Arkansas Patti http://thenewsixty.blogspot.com/, recently admitted in a comment to being lazy. She was unapologetic about being lazy; in fact she felt the world needs more lazy people. I have admitted many times to myself being a lazy person. In the past I have been ashamed of being lazy. Arkansas Patti has made me reevaluate that position.
Lazy people do not start wars. If more world leaders were lazy we would have no wars. Throughout history, those damn energetic people who want to do stuff and control things have started wars and created havoc.
A lazy Adolph Hitler for instance would still have hated Jews, but he would have been too lazy to act on his hate.
If Christians of medieval times were lazier, there would have never been The Crusades. They would have just left a few flyers on Muslim doors, “Hey, give Christ a try…or not.”
Energetic people don’t invent things, lazy people do. Energetic people move heavy stuff by pushing like hell. A lazy person invented the wheel; he was too lazy to push like hell.
Energetic people were perfectly happy to travel many miles to deliver a message. Alexander Bell, that lazy bastard, invented the telephone to save time and energy.
I am proud to be lazy. I am easy to please. I don’t need much, just food and sleep. I don’t cause trouble, I don’t speed on the highway, I don’t make a lot of noise, I don’t complain. All that stuff requires effort. I don’t put much effort into anything. I’m lazy.
If everyone was lazy, we would all do only what was required to survive. Plant some food, build a shack, eat, sleep, and procreate. There would be no reason to accumulate stuff, no need to keep up with the Joneses, hell, the Joneses are lazy too.
Gordon Gecko in the movie "Wall Street" said "Greed, for lack of a better word, is good." Gordon Gecko was wrong. Greed is bad. Greed takes energy and work and causes subversive behavior.
Lazy, for lack of a better word, is good.