The lost art of laziness: Here's why it's good for you

January 16 is Nothing Day

Stars Insider

14/01/22 | StarsInsider


Most people see laziness as a negative trait, especially capitalist societies in which one is taught that the person who works the hardest will get the furthest—whether that's true or not. We describe those who sit around and watch TV as “couch potatoes,” or people who put off their work as “slackers." These pejorative terms all signify the lack of perceived productivity, AKA laziness, which is judged as a bad thing.

However, being lazy can have its advantages—many of which are backed by scientific research. Laziness can even mean greater productivity in the long run. Curious to see how this supposed flaw can actually be good for you? Click through and we’ll tell you!


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