|Some fool asked:
||[Sep. 28th, 2015|08:48 pm]
Phrembah (a potato-like mystery)
"Are there any positive benefits of laziness and procrastination?"
Remember always: "The Early Bird catches the worm . . . but the second mouse gets the cheese." Success paints a huge target on your back; everyone will be gunning for you. Stay off their damn radar. Left to their own devices, half of the Type A types will be badly wounded and mostly disabled in the process of killing off the other half of the Type A types. You steal the cheese they're fighting over while they're fighting over it. Let the glory be theirs---and the cheese be yours. Amen and amen.
More than half (sometimes way more than half) of the diseases in the world will cure themselves if you leave them alone long enough. And the ones that don't cure themselves will cure the world---of you. See? Positive results either way. The list of diseases cured by simple procrastination include most of the tasks you think you have to do in conjunction with your job or your family or whatever. If you put something off long enough: 1) somebody else will do it, 2) people will just forget it (proving it was unnecessary), or 3) it will become irrelevant or superfluous (shoveling snow in June---"Oops, there isn't any").
The path of least resistance is the path of the short circuit, the path of failing power and burning metal. It might seem passive, but, like jumping off a building, it's dangerous, destructive, dire and final . . . and damned exiting right near the end there.
Extra credit if you can think of your own examples.