Lazy but lively

benefits of laziness

Turns out every coin in the world does have two sides to them. Unless of course they are counterfeit in which case they are not worth anything as well but the exact same cannot be said about a largely ruling trait of character that is something amply inhabited by the animal kingdom but that which supposedly inhibits their existence as well. More so of course with respect to humans who have forever been considered lesser by some amongst their very own in harbouring for themselves such traits of existence which are but demeaning the very worth of the entire race itself!

One such universally looked down upon, eternally held and rather logical indeed belief that we have come to claim as one of our own throughout our entire span of dwelling upon this earth happens to be a much dubious distinction, one of laziness. Equated instantly and indiscriminately with assertions in much irony, like the ridiculously scathing attack in being ‘too busy’ when one is but lazy to their bones as an excuse for not doing anything which in fact is what laziness is by definition, this addictive trait of the human has forever threatened to ruin their reputation at least, if not their lives.

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Lazy people can’t make anything of their lives, as the consensus goes, and not without any reason for sure. Because someone who doesn’t sow would not reap- it’s as simple as that. But even in the face of such unshakeable logic, laziness still tends to be not so worthless a ‘pursuit’ in the simple, precise joy of doing nothing. With someone as iconoclastic as the forward looking visionary Bill Gates deciphering the potential embedded in laziness in his classic ideal of choosing a lazy person to do a hard job who will find the easiest way to do it- allowing for the possibility of them actually considering doing it in the first place- this unvirtuous unfurling of the human predisposition for a whole many things need not always speak of a person terrible.

This might come across as hard hitting a truth of life to deal with- not unpleasant as such but more than unexpected for sure- but the sinking in of this reality should not be much of a deal to accept. Given how laziness is primarily a physical trait that sees the lazy person unwilling to go about doing anything, it is easy to derive that the goods then of being lazy can be availed out of that spectrum of existence that it does not touch down upon, adversely that is. It is in its spuriousness therefore of emerging as an all absorbing assertion unable to be cut across that laziness has more than (un)popularly earned for itself unrave reviews in being what it is only in partial demonstration of its (non)capability. But come to think of it, as the scientific world has already, driven by research and spurred not by laziness for sure and this devilish way of life has managed to salvage for itself such pride of which it itself perhaps has been non aware in harbouring.

First things first which means granting laziness its due in the most profound way possible in appreciation of its nature is it being a trait in evolution supporting thus the very premise of existence. An effective survival skill is what laziness has of late revealed itself to be, that in its life sustaining power therefore is something not just desirable but also absolutely essential. Laziness supposedly bears the power to help species abet the threat of existence and while this isn’t a merit in terms as strictly concerned with the human being of which we are currently covering, this still is a benefit substantial nonetheless to absolutely command an enthusiastic- read not lazy in any way- roundup of it.

The advantages to laziness of such connotation that seeks to adhere it greater importance in relation to the human existence happen to span a range of areas, of the mind most prominently but affecting also in rather surprising mannerism the physical consideration of the health of the human. And one of the most insane ways that laziness can prove to be a boon rather than a bane is by being in fact not an impeder of but instead an alternative route to productivity and efficiency.

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Drawing upon the visionary view forwarded by Bill Gates is this benefit that laziness can boast of in all its ‘conserving’ of the resources to devise indeed the most efficient way in functioning. Deviating though a little away from the greater issue at hand of addressing the unfairly snubbed domain of laziness, it has occurred in some great realisation in discovery that it is not Bill Gates but instead an earlier American engineer Frank Bunker Gilbreth to which this piece of interestingly accurate information should be actually attributed. That is quite a revelation to not account for and one that Gilbreth inferred not just out of his mind but from much practical demonstration but given the greater dose of intrigue that awaits to dawn in form of the laziness merits, one would guess that this has to remain a lesser known piece of authenticity.

Much like efficiency, laziness is also quite the factor that alludes to greater creativity. People who are physically lazy indeed have all the time in the world to set instead their minds racing and trigger the brain into action which is why they plan out for themselves a greater scope in inventiveness and innovativeness. Much like lazy people finding out likely the least exerting way in doing, they also tend to be perhaps as likely in finding out really mindful solutions to them as well. Not just in doing the task at hand though, laziness can also effectively further engagement in other aspects of the creative kind.

By that same logic in brain exercising and ample thinking, laziness can also lead to a more contemplative state of existence. And contemplation and/ or introspection, as we all know is one of the most impeccable ways of understanding one’s own life and self and that ultimately is all that we need for a realisation in such living that makes utmost sense to ourselves, if not for anyone else.

Another advantage to being lazy, though not as empathetic in its assertion as the ones already outlined above, is one that revolves around the idea that putting things off for later can sometimes help stall the problems that the instant attending to them might manifest rather gravely. Indeed lazing about in doing a task offers more time to dwell upon it in more nuanced considerations which can go lengths in reducing the intensity and appalling depths in which the problem resides. This however isn’t always the case and might not therefore be a sure shot benefit one would expect to avail out of laziness. But in providing very much the prospect for such positives to be worked out as well, being lazy should not be so menacing a demon as it has been long held to be.

Laziness seems to similarly concur also on the all important premise of human health which should be a more obvious entailing in its slow paced, easy going, unbothered occurring as a trait that makes no fuss about doing and being and excelling. Taking it light and relaxed is the lazy way to go about things which itself might be a slight contradiction to the essence of this trait not deemed in much glory. But it also is in this scheme of its occurring that laziness comes to guarantee for itself such summations of the glorious that is but validation indeed of its essence. Particularly in overthrowing such monstrous notions necessarily embedded in the expectations and understanding of the modern day work schedule, laziness can help offset considerably such conditions of burnout and the like that present as really concerning issues in the context of human health and wellness.

Along with burnout, laziness also does not lead stress to accompany its non doing venture into lives. That itself is more than enough reason to allow oneself the luxury of being lazy, even when having to deal with the appalling prospect of being snubbed as a sloth. The name calling would be worth it perhaps, given how not allowing stress to set in works wonders not just in case of mental health but also bodes well for the human body and indeed even for that lucrative proposition in beauty.

This mechanism in destressing and not having much to worry about, or choosing rather not to, means also that the health aspect is taken even greater care of by laziness. As a state of restfulness of both body and mind in which capacity it evokes indeed the very essence of meditation and also the benefits of it, being lazy can be linked also to more dominant benefits encountered on the spectrum of well being. From lowering blood pressure and inducing sleep to alleviating pain and offsetting anxiety, the ample allowance for rest that lazy people make themselves available for help them secure for themselves such heartiness in living that effectively adheres to the health is wealth prerogative that needs to be pursued.

What makes laziness another unfurling in benefit is also what sums up the very basis of it. Even in its most liberating tendencies in relieving one of the worldly pressures of the world, laziness does not thankfully account for a very essential requirement of life, interfering not a bit with the chasing of passion. That is a dual boon in disguise for one it of course does not impede the zeal and creativity of the lazer and secondly and rather effectively because it helps conserve the resources and direct them instead to this pursuit of what one absolutely, wholeheartedly and actually desires. Freeing up time and helping put in greater efforts at what one wants to do so that they end up making the best out of it might be falling back yet again on a laziness lauded in productive efficiency but in aiding people to devote themselves to their real goals also ensures that the world reaps the greater benefits of such truly incredible efforts.

Of course to imbibe laziness into one’s life as a way of everyday existence would not help in eliciting such favourable responses out of it. To account for oneself as being lazy in moderation is what would lead to optimal reaping of its range of riches and in such capacity that can be very rewarding indeed. Allowing laziness freedom enough to not slip from the elevated ranks of its ruling so that the human life can continue to make good use of its potential as and when required without ‘overexploitation’ of what is a attribute dwelling on the thin line between virtue and vice is what makes up the goodnesses of laziness.

Going overboard with such indulgences that will amount for sure as taking advantage of the privileges that being lazy affords is another sure fire way in ensuring that laziness does not really manage ever to escape the clutches of ridicule and judging, reasonably well rooted as well. No ‘good thing’ should go to waste and the remarkable prospect in laziness should not as well, so that one and all can get to indulge in the pleasure of this much needed part virtue- part vice while adjusting a bit indeed for its disreputation.