And the numbers seem to reflect this. We've started sleeping longer and watching more TV. Work hours are decreasing. Even when we are at work we take more breaks and go on social media.
But what exactly are we doing with all this free time? Because apparently we don't seem to be able to find the motivation to do things that are supposed to be fun. More than 60 percent of people admit to lying about having read a book that they haven't. Even if you can't make it through War And Peace's 1,300 pages, you should at least be able to read a 2,000-word Internet article, right? Nope, people share articles all the time based only on the headline or a quick skim.
So here's a big thank you for making it to Page 2 of this article!
Even if you just aren't a reader, there are other fun things out there that you are too lazy to do. Ninety percent of gamers will never finish the video game they are playing. Even something that requires absolutely no effort, like watching a movie at home, appears to be too much for all of us. We lie about the movies we've seen all the time, with a whopping 30 percent of people unable to concentrate long enough to watch a classic like The Godfather.
You Are Changing The World
So what is the upside to all this? Well, by being lazy we are literally changing the world.
The entire history of progress has been driven by lazy people. After all, it wasn't the fit hunter who could throw a spear at a mammoth all day who was looking for an easier way to do it; it was the guy who could barely break into a trot and just wanted to go back to the warmth of his cave. Almost every invention is supposed to save us time or effort in some way. If you're productive enough to be happy with the way things are you will never think about ways to make your life easier. Various businesspeople over the years have said some variation of: "Always choose a lazy person to do a difficult job, because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it."
And they repeated some other guy's words because they were too lazy
to come up with something themselves.
If you are that lazy person selected to improve the world for everyone, even though you have to become a bit productive in order to create that new invention or new idea, you don't want to go overboard. Make sure you don't bother to clean up your workspace. Scientists found that people who are clean and tidy all the time stick with conventional ways of doing things, while those of us lazy enough to live in complete chaos are much more creative. Apparently, this allows us to "break with tradition and convention." Hence, we will be the ones to change the world for the better.
In half an hour.
Kathy managed to be productive long enough to write the very funny book FUNERALS TO DIE FOR, and you can buy it here. Or follow her on Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter.
Until they invent a pill that cures laziness, let's embrace lazy while we can. Don't procrastinate on reading 4 Important Skills That Lazy People Learn In High School, and buy these products in 5 Pet Products That Prove You're Too Lazy For A Pet, if picking up your dog's poop is just too taxing for you.
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