You’re a lazy piece of shit (and that’s okay)

Everyone is lazy.

I know what you’re thinking.

Either you’re thinking, “yes, I am a lazy piece of dog turd, Heidi”

OR 

“no, you might be lazy but I grind my face off” 

Seriously. You’re lazy. Every single human is lazy.

The part that matters is that we’re all lazy about completely different things.

The bodybuilder that works out 3 hours a day, counts their macros and measures their bodyfat 3x a week is lazy about something. Perhaps they haven’t made their bed in years or they have no idea how to do their taxes. Maybe they send their laundry out simply because they don’t want to do it. 

We’re all lazy and that’s okay.

If humans weren’t lazy then I don’t think any businesses would even exist. We’d all do everything for ourselves and have no problems with it at all.

Luckily, we are a bunch of lazy fuckers. Without our inherent need for tools, services, and products to make our lives easier, we wouldn’t be walking around with tiny computers in our pockets or eating sushi-ritos (yes, that’s a real thing) and drinking salted caramel espresso drinks.

Calling yourself lazy is actually lazy.

It gives you a clear excuse for not doing shit. Dishes? Nah. Lazy. Laundry? Lazy. Making myself a budget? Super lazy. In fact, I’m going to take a nap just thinking about all this.

You’re not lazy, you’re just unwilling. You’re not willing to put up with the slight pain of boring tasks, so you’d rather just write it off as a character flaw and be done with it.

If you can agree with my assumption that we are all lazy then you can stop thinking that it’s not okay to be lazy.

It’s like death. We all die, right? So how can it not be okay to die? I never really understood this. It’s like saying it’s not okay to be born. I actually agree with the latter a lot more but that’s an exercise in existentialism beyond the topic.

Back on topic: being lazy is not a bad thing. It’s just a default state of comfort that is natural to fall into on a daily basis. Our bodies want to preserve themselves. Without a strong enough desire to do something then we’re all lazy. Of course. It’s not a bad thing. It just means we’re unwilling to do whatever it is that is put in front of us.

Just ask yourself about all the things that you’re willing to do. If you’re willing to travel, work on a project, work out at the gym, go out and drink, meet new people, go on a hike, read a book, watch a movie, and other activities then you’re not lazy about those things.

So, congratulations. You’re a human being. You know what human beings do? They just “be”, man. They don’t do shit, and that’s totally okay.

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