Actually, We Didn’t Need Convincing

January 12th, 2005 · No Comments
by Booksquare

It is our belief that lazy people accomplish far more with less energy than non-lazy people. Lazy people work efficiently. After all, one does not want to burn precious calories on effort, when those same calories can be put toward important activities like sleeping. So lazy people — the ones who invented the printing press and typewriter and word processor and are working to perfect voice activated technology — cut out the inefficient in the world and get things done. Yet some people don’t find this comforting.

Put forward in the book, The Joy of Laziness – How to Slow Down and Live Longer, the message has raised eyebrows among experts studying the science of ageing. At best, they say, the book is a muddled collection of grains of truth that oversimplify what scientists understand about the complex process of ageing. At worst it is dangerous, giving those already living life in the bus lane a handy justification to do little to keep themselves healthy.

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