Every human being on the planet has at least a few lazy habits, if not a slew of them. I mean, who doesn’t drive around the parking lot of the shopping mall for what seems like eternity just to find the closest spot? Don’t deny it. We’re all lazy to a one degree or another. It’s society that makes it out to be a stigma. In fact, it is one of the infamous seven deadly sins. However, we’re here to tell you just why science says it is completely okay to be lazy. So before you tire of putting in the effort it takes to read this intro, we’ll get started.
3. Basic Human Evolution
You have probably heard of the concept regarding nature versus nurture somewhere along the line. Essentially, it would seem like our entire lives revolve around this notion in a large number of ways. For instance, though your parents (who for the sake of this example are medical doctors) may have raised you to follow in their lucrative professional footsteps, you could be the type of person merely reading this at your desk as you attempt to “look busy.” Don’t blame them for trying, but their efforts are in vain as they are in direct opposition with millions of years of evolution.
Despite what you may have been led to believe, natural selection over the millennia has picked the slackers as the real winners every time. Believe it or not, preserving energy was vital to survival since you often didn’t know where your next meal would be coming from. Conservation of calories was a life or death decision. With the emergence of “Netflix and chill,” our brains haven’t changed much.
2. Genetic Mutations
While we’ll always have those rebels who manage to fight off their inherited genetic traits enough to be productive members of society, there’s thankfully another reason you can relax according to science. For those of us who are driven crazy by these obnoxious over-achievers, you may very well be genetically inclined to feel that way. Scientists have uncovered a mutated gene which affects your brain’s systematic regulation of physical activity.
Point blank, your brain keeps you sitting on your ever widening ass. In tests, lab mice featuring the mutation walked around 1/3 as often as “normal” mice and when they did move, it was slower. They’ve already developed a magic pill that activates the brain’s dopamine receptors to get those affected by the mutation up and moving. We’ll let you know when the FDA approved version suitable for humans hits the market.
1. Historically Progressive
Yes, you read that right. Basically, I’m saying that your laziness can change the world. After all, the history of progress has honestly been driven by the laziest people of society. Consider this: weren’t the best inventions throughout history created to save time or effort? This is a little known fact among smart businessmen and women. You should always choose a lazy person to do a complex job because that’s the one who will uncover the easiest and sometimes fastest way to get it done.
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