Since When Is Lazyness A Crime?

“I will always choose a lazy person to do a difficult job because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.” — Bill Gates

Adelina Vasile
2 min readNov 10, 2021


Photo by Zhang Kenny on Unsplash

I think the last time I was lazy was the night before I got into labor.

That was three years ago, by the way!

Am I complaining? No.

Am I looking forward to mustering the courage to be lazy again? Hell, yes!

I’m a mother of a toddler. What’s your excuse?

Fear of procrastination? Fear of missing out? Fear of not building a side hustle that will replace your 9-to-5?

Why don’t you start fearing death, instead?

When you’ll die, think you’re going to regret that you didn’t work more?

Oh, you’re going to tell me you’re not planning on dying anytime soon? I don’t count on that anymore. Not after this:

I’m not advocating living on a pile of trash and feeding yourself with the worms that swirl in it.

I’m just saying you should afford to be lazy more often. Without worrying about it so much that it could give you a stroke.

Lazy people are well-rested people.

They also get bored, which means they have higher chances of getting struck by a lightning idea, as opposed to the rest of us hyperventilating over the big idea that just doesn’t show up.

Oh, and lazy people know something we, the others, keep forgetting:

Go ahead, I dare you to take a day off this month and just be lazy. Be so lazy that you’re afraid your kids will take you as a role model! I can’t wait to hear with what revelations you’ll come out of this adventure ;)

© Adelina Vasile

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Adelina Vasile

Mother, educator, journalist, copywriter. I write about the things I need to learn myself. Check my Substack here >>