I love this quote so much because I can definitely picture myself as the lazy person that finds an easy way to do something. It’s also a very true quote! Without lazy people, we would be walking and running everywhere instead of riding in cars. We would still be sending mail via the Pony Express instead of emailing or texting each other. We would still have to actually look at dictionaries to see how to spell things! (FACT: I’ve already used spell check three times while writing this.) Without lazy people, our everyday lives would be much more difficult.
Also, I feel like I’m great at finding smart ways to do things, not necessarily cutting corners, but just getting something done with minimal effort. For example, when I started my high school career, my parents told me it was important to do well in class and try to get straight A’s. The minute I found out that a 90% gives you the same GPA as a 110%, I didn’t feel like wasting my time trying to do everything perfect for an A+ in every class. I could turn in a late assignment here and bomb a test there, as long as I still ended up with at least a 90% I was in the clear. However, it could be an 89.5% if the teacher is known to round up.
That’s just one of the many examples in my life where instead of showing up a day late and a dollar short, I show up at 11:59 with exact change! So, the next time you think being lazy is a bad thing, think again.