Sure, you could ask a hard-working person – but the lazy person will without fail come up with the simplest, easiest, laziest option. Most of the great inventions of our time were a boon for the lazy: the car was ideal for people too lazy to walk. The telephone is ideal for people too lazy to write letters. Google is perfect for people too lazy to bother remembering things, and so on.
Which brings us to entrepreneur Fred Gratzon, who points out:
It certainly does not make sense financially to work. If we were to graph the relationship between hard work and money we would see that the harder and more demanding the jobs, the less they pay. As effort decreases, success (as measured by money) increases. If people were remunerated based on the amount of hard work necessary to accomplish a job, physical laborers would be the richest people in society. Obviously they are not.
…we must use our brains to work less and ideally to avoid work altogether. Otherwise we condemn ourselves to working and the more we must work the less we get paid – a double whammy.
Gratzon’s book, The Lazy Way To Success, is full of this stuff. Or at least it appears to be: I can’t be bothered buying it, reading it and writing a review of it. You can get the gist from the sample chapter linked above.
[via LifeHacker – I couldn’t even be bothered finding the link on my own]