Henry David Thoreau once said: The cost of a thing is the amount of what I call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.
When life gets filled with work, I often think about this quote.
I’ve pondered over writing a blog on it, but Tim Kreider beat me to it. He wrote a fantastic essay titled “Lazy: A Manifesto” in his book, “We learn nothing”.
I don’t ever plan to write a blog post on this topic anymore, because I don’t think it is possible to write a better essay than this on the art of laziness.
I was delighted to find an audio version of the essay on Tim Ferris’s blog. I loved this audio version so much, that I listen to it at least once a month. Here it is:
(The good stuff starts from 4:55)