Hard-working lazy people

“It was a favorite theme of C. S. Lewis that only lazy people work hard. By lazily abdicating the essential work of deciding and directing, establishing values and setting goals, other people do it for us; then we find ourselves frantically, at the last minute, trying to satisfy a half dozen demands on our time, none of which is essential to our vocation, to stave off the disaster of disappointing someone.” — Eugene Peterson


2 thoughts on “Hard-working lazy people

  1. @David

    There are people who greedily try to minimize their current amount of effort… and people who try to minimize the long-term effort…

    Both can be called “lazy” but I think we commonly do not refer to the latter type as being lazy.

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