It’s been over a year since I’ve been making content about How to Be Lazy and Get Away With It.
I encourage people like you to embrace their laziness in order to minimize effort and maximize results, in order to do what they want, get what they want and do little to no work to attain it.
Everything is so fast-paced and hardwork driven. We need to chill a bit and take it easy.
The world needs more procrastinators.
The truth is though...
Not everyone can just sit on their ass, not everyone can be lazy.
I mean I’d like a world where we can all just lay on back in the sun and sip our rum n’coke as the ocean waves crash on the shores, but that’s just not reality.
As a matter of fact, the reality is that hard work is necessary for any good well-functioning society, not by you, mind you, but at the end of the day...
Someone or something, somewhere has to do some work.
Sucks to suck.
Stick with me though because if you’re reading my blog right here, that doesn’t have to be you. You’ve made the decision to embrace your laziness and use it as your super power. You can lead others to do the work for you.
You ain’t gotta do shit.
Keep in mind though, the power of laziness is like fire. It can be used to craft or to burn.
You choose what to do with it.
It is my hope that the people who embrace their laziness are good people, with good intentions and choose to take the more constructive path, rather than the destructive one with it.
Just like any super power, with laziness, you can be either a hero or villain, depending on how you use it.
Right now, the rich billionaires use their laziness for corrupt purposes. Evil Lazy Geniuses - that’s what they are. They’re out there sitting on their yachts while the workers for their company are schlepping 12+ hour shifts in sweat shops where they take a piss n trash cans and can barely afford food on the table. True story.
Certainly it’s a lazy principle to get others to do work for you, but it is totally “un-dude”, it’s not the procrastin8r way, it’s the Dark Side of the Bed to not assure those people working for you can embrace at least some of their own laziness.
You want workers, not slaves.
I want good people to be lazy, Lazy Jedis, if you will, and make it to the top, instead of these repugnant, greedy, life suckers.
Being Lazy is one thing.
Being greedy is another -- at least that person works hard for their keep and well, actually, ya know, earned it
But being BOTH Lazy and Greedy is a dangerous combo. It means you get other people to do the work for you AND keep all (or at least most of) the rewards for yourself.
Not cool, dude.
The rewards should be more fairly distributed.
I use the word fairly here, because they shouldn’t be “equal”. The person at the top, he (or she) is the big cheese and deserves a bigger chunk than the blue collar factory workers. Communism is bullshit.
However, at the same time, the low factory workers or entry level dudes and dudettes deserve to be able to pay bills without worry.
It’s not about “equality” as in let’s make all the wages the same, no matter what the job is.
It’s not about “raising the minimum wage” so that now “a waitress gets paid as much as a pilot.”
I hear these arguments and either the person is just not listening or...they’re just not listening.
It’s about wealth redistribution. Meaning wealth is redistributed from the top down -- most of the wages will go up, except for the elite few who are hoarding too much of it, which is like ten people.
There are literally less than a dozen people that own half of the entire vault of wealth. There’s nothing balanced about that in a strong economic system.
Oh but how dare you feel ENTITLED to their wealth that they earned!
Somehow people will speak about “entitlement” as if it is the most unimaginable and terrible thing someone can commit.
First of all, no one feels entitled to wealth. They just want to be able to eat. Second of all, this entitlement or laziness or whatever you want to call it is no less repulsive than greed.
That’s still one of the seven deadly sins, remember? It’s in that ole Bible you supposedly live your life by.
Second of all, there's only a limited amount of resources. The poor keep getting poorer and the rich, richer.
What's gonna happen when they own it all. I'll tell you what, no one will be able to buy shit.
Companies should profit and have incentive to compete and perform well.
But look: there’s a difference between making a profit and being just straight up greedy.
Somehow, there are certain people that believe greed is just not a thing. Like there’s no limit to how much wealth you can accumulate.
“Well, he earned it. Ya gotta just pull yourself up by the boot straps”
Keeping a higher income than the combined income of all your other employees. Greedy.
Paying zero taxes so you’re not even contributing back to society. Greedy.
Failing to pay livable wages to workers and forcing them (leaving no choice but) to live on welfare. Greedy.
The Welfare that the middle class taxes pay for. Hmm, it’s almost like the welfare tax wouldn’t be necessary if people were paid an actual, ya know LIVEABLE WAGE.
On top of that, the middle class pay for the tax cuts of the wealthy who are already causing the middle class to pay for the welfare of the workers who the wealthy refuse to pair fairly.
Fucking fuckity fuck! The layers of greed there.
But what do I know? I’m no economics expert or tax accountant. I’m just a lazy dude, right?
Now to be fair there is a difference between wanting enough financial support to actually live instead of struggle to survive and leeching off the system -- actually enacting on entitlement, being extremely lazy.
Both of these things are wrong on extreme levels, but I think greed is more damaging.
Like goddamn, people could make an extra $10k+ a year if the billionaires decided to have I don’t know?
Maybe one less fancy painting, but it’s the guy buying Doritos and Mountain Dew with Food Stamps that’s the real transgressor.
And speaking of which...
And if you’re still sittin’ there like “Grrr, boot straps. Forced benevolence. Entitled Millennials. GRRRR!” I got one question for you:
Jesus was chill af. YHe was dude af. He was "libtard" af. You think he’d tell the kid starving on the streets to “pull ye’r boot straps up” instead of telling the billionaire “yo dude, give some of that money to the poor”
What I’m getting at here is that the goal, if you are following any sort of moral code standard is to not only minimize your own efforts and maximize your results (profit, etc.), but to also minimize the amount of suffering you cause to others in your laziness.
On the ProcrastiN8r Podcast Lvl 12, Robin Singh mentions how after establishing his empire at E-junkie, the e-commerce website he started, and then retiring, he went off to start Peepal Farm, where he sits out and nature and raises animals, grows crops, a thing he enjoys.
(Remember, laziness in in purest form is doing what you want to do, not necessarily doing nothing or being unproductive.)
He talks about how, even as a vegan, there was someone who had to pick the fruits, veggies, and rice for measly wages. He was causing someone to suffer and do work. I mean we all know basically any amount of work is suffering, but especially in the heat for literally half a day or longer -- that’s intolerable.
He said he wants to “Lower consumption not to lower materialism but to lower suffering” so he created a lifestyle that allows him to live off the land.
He wanted to be lazy and just “sit there in nature” and, at the same time, didn’t want his existence to have a negative impact on others.
Now his solution is to go total survivor mode and collect food from scratch, which if you like animals and farming, or playing Runescape IRL, then it’s the perfect schtick.
But I imagine most people, especially procrastin8rs, wouldn’t find that to be so easy or even enjoyable.
There’s an easier solution, or at the very least, more versatile one and it’s this: give workers livable wages and reasonable working hours.
This open the doors to businesses and workers beyond farmers to be able to minimize the suffering of others across many different industries. If each worker is compensated fairly, then there is no suffering.
Look, you’re a lazy dude, you know how much works sucks. You wouldn’t wanna over work for measly wages yourself. So don’t make other people do that.
There are going to have to be workers though. Lights need to be turned on, roads need to be maintenanced, food needs to be gathered, clothes need to be stitched.
If everyone was lazy, then none of those things would get done. Modern society relies on workers, at least on some level.
But future society doesn't, which we’ll get to in a second here.
Not everyone can avoid work.
Steve Jobs didn’t work on inventing the iPhone.He just came up with the basic idea.
Greg Chrstie had to engineer it (and even then, Christie *led a team* of people who guess what? Did the hard work.)
The laziest of people are at the top. Not everyone can be there. There needs to be actual work done at some point down the line.
These lessons I teach you about laziness simply cannot be given to everyone. It is my hope that you use it for good, that you choose to embrace laziness and bring about a positive change, not continue to use laziness for greedy purposes as the top one percent have been doing for decades.
We need chill af ProcrastiN8rs to lead society in the right direction.
Eventually, and probably sooner rather than later, we are going to develop the technology to automate everything we do.
That’s awesome. That means no more work, right?
Certainly, we already have robots replacing janitors, factory workers, cashiers, and truck drivers. Ya know, the blue collar jobs.
But even jobs like doctors will soon be replaced with AI, with systems that can identify patient symptoms and family history and give a more accurate diagnosis than their human counterparts.
AI doesn’t need to be perfect. It just needs to be better than humans.
And so far the average AI is better than the top humans on the planet (the strongest, the smartest, the fastest) in every single way.
The technology is already there, it’s just a matter of tweaking and upgrading it at this point.
Essentially, we’re going to eventually make it so that everyone can in fact be lazy and have things run by machines
Unfortunately...greed is going to prevent us from doing that. Greed and laziness is a killer combo man, in a bad way, a very bad way.
The problem is the wealthy bastards who own nearly everything don’t want to share.
We’re going to create a situation where they elite few own all the resources and there are no jobs for the poor (because they’re replaced with AI)
In other words, there will be NO means for the poor to support themselves or earn a living.
There’s no bootstraps to pull up when robots are pouring the rich their wine and captaining their yacht.
We’ll create a society where work is not necessary by humans -- both a blessing and a curse.
Certainly, there will be IT jobs to develop and fix/maintenance this tech for a while, but once the AI can innovate itself, it’s game over.
There will be NO NEED for human input (read: no jobs to earn money) and the wealthy will keep the resources for themselves.
Complete with security drones and soldiers to protect said resources.
As dystopian as that may sound, it is a possibility we can’t ignore. As the late great Stephen hawking said:
“Everyone can enjoy a life of luxurious leisure if the machine-produced [robots] wealth is shared, or most people can end up miserably poor if the machine-owners successfully lobby against wealth redistribution. So far, the trend seems to be toward the second option, with technology driving ever-increasing inequality.”
The only way we can prevent this sort of dystopian future is if good people who are lazy, who want “just enough” to be happy and not live in excess,
We need more lazy people who aren’t also greedy.
Know that you can be one of the few, the lazy, the procrastinators that helps set us in the right path.
Look at the bigger picture here and see how your own laziness fits into play. Let's build a Lazy Island Utopia together as ProcrastiN8rs.
Take it easy,