For the longest time we have been conditioned to think that being lazy is a bad thing, that laziness is the mother of all bad habits and being idle is always a bad thing, but to quote Agatha Christie:
I don’t think necessity is the mother of invention — invention, in my opinion, arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble. Agatha Christie - An Autobiography (1977)
In most cases laziness has inspired people to invent new ways to do things, to optimize processes, to give our own lives comfort, not for humanity, society or else, but for the mere purpose of doing things easier, with the minimum effort. In this way laziness has pushed innovation forward, it has given humanity tools to optimize tasks and has given creative minds the power to dream of a new world, a world where tasks are simplified, optimized and require less effort than before.
This is why I say I’m lazy, because I always try to get things done with the less effort possible, always thinking of ways to optimize the tasks that I must do so that I can spend more time idling away, I’d rather spend my time thinking than doing manual labor because I know that I will find a way to minimize the time and effort needed for the tasks I must do.
Lazy people are always looking for something to do. As quoted in Queers in History : The Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Historical Gays (2009), by Keith Stern, p. 466.