9 years, 1 month ago

An Ode to Laziness


How are you?

Busy? oh thats a shame.

That thing you are working on thats really really important? i’m sorry, its probably not.

That deadline that is causing you stress, its an arbitrary deadline and it isn’t important.

That last big project you worked on, think about all the things you did as part of it, How many of the things you worked so hard on was actually useful? hardly any.

Look back at the last year, count the number of things you did that were really important, be honest, did you have to use the fingers on your second hand?

Laziness isn’t a negative thing, laziness in its purest form is honesty, honesty with yourself about what is really important and what doesn’t matter.

“There is nothing quite so useless as doing with great efficiency something that should not be done at all” – Drucker (Management guru and aphorism rich Philospher King of Laziness)

Busy is self-deception, protecting your ego and your self-importance.

Unless your job involves something akin to hacking coal out of a mine you don’t need to be busy, you need to be creative and for that you need focus and space and for that you need Lazy.