Why It's Best To Be Lazy And Apathetic

Laziness and apathy are often labeled as negative traits, but there are some very positive upsides to them that I think we would be remiss to ignore. We've been taught that it is best to work hard, set goals and achieve them, but is that really true? Does it matter if we set goals and achieve them?

Take mass murderers for instance, those are some goal oriented, driven people who think outside the box. Whenever I stumble across one of those crime channel specials about some guy or gal who went about wacking people for 20 years before being caught after making a totem pole of human limbs outside their home, I wonder at the motivation these people must have. Most days I find it hard to do enough work to make sure that I eat next month, let alone do the work involved in planning a wild killing spree. Think about it. Would you rather be in a relationship with a mass murderer or someone who plays too much World of Warcraft and hasn't mailed out a resume in three months? Exactly.

For a less extreme example, think about politicians and bankers. Those people are usually very driven individuals, both careers require that one spend vast amounts of time learning how to lie convincingly and mess with numbers. Neither politicians nor bankers do the world much good, in fact, one could argue that if all the politicians and bankers were to suddenly disappear from the earth in a sort of anti-rapture, we'd all be better off. Poor (because it would very quickly turn out that we live in virtual economies,) but better off in the long run.

In fact, the only problem with being lazy and apathetic really is the fact that being lazy and apathetic leaves you vulnerable to being taken advantage of by people who are more driven and goal oriented. If you're too busy watching reality television and leveling an alt, (Don't pretend you don't know what leveling an alt is,) there is a decent chance that more motivated people will take all the positions of power and make you pay $10,000 every time you break your arm. In extreme cases, they may also use money that they extract from you parasitically for the purposes of killing people you've never met and have no problem with in countries you've never heard of.

So then, the conclusion I am forced to come to is that laziness and apathy are in fact admirable traits for a human being to posses. It's greed and motivation that have been messing things up for so long. How about we all chill out and watch the grass grow for a while? That sounds nice.

More by this Author

  • How To Safely Clean A Second Hand Fish Tank or Aquarium
    8

    So dirty, how to make it clean again? If you're anything like me, when you started out your new hobby life as an aquarist, you bought a second hand fish tank. Second hand fish tanks, assuming they don't leak,...

  • Why Does My Bunny Poop So Much?
    4

    If you have a new rabbit, you might be surprised by how much poop it makes. You might even think that it is sick. However, keep in mind that rabbits do poop a lot. In fact, what might seem like up to a hundred or more...

  • Why I Like My Men To Wear Lingerie
    91

    As a woman, I write a great deal about men who wear lingerie. To be honest, it has become rather a passion of mine over the past few years, but it wasn't always that way. This is the story of how I came upon this...


Comments 4 comments

xureus 6 years ago

I'm with you on that one!

(Can't help but feel that you wrote this nice article because of my question on the other one, thx...)


Hope Alexander profile image

Hope Alexander 6 years ago Author

This article was published long before your question on the other one :) But perhaps I detected your question in the ether of the Internet. A question yet unborn. Yes. That could be it.


xureus 6 years ago

indeed possible :D


shazwellyn profile image

shazwellyn 6 years ago from Great Britain

Brilliant! A great example of 'first do no harm'. There is a lot to be said for being lazy and apathetic! Thanks for publishing:)

    Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.


    Click to Rate This Article
    working