Efficient Laziness

Not Lazy

Before 8th semester arrives for Manipal students, you are on the career-changing crossroads of life. Most people opt to do their internship outside in a reputed company, probably even get converted into a proper job there. However, a more select crowd of lazy people decide to stay here in Manipal. I was one of them.

One of the many questions that I’m made to face, on a daily basis, by my friends working outside is, “What do you do the entire day there?”. Pat comes the reply, “Nothing.”, to which I either get a judging look(if I’m face to face) or a judging tone of voice(when I’m on the phone)

Its true, I do absolutely nothing constructive(apart from my project, which seems to give me a purpose in life). But I had foreseen this when I took my decision to stay here. I wanted this life.

Which brings me to my main point(of this seemingly boring article, but lets face it, if you are here, you are as bored as I am). Why do people look down upon laziness?

In the wise words of Marian Propp, “Laziness is the mother of efficiency”. It’s true, each day I see a live example of this. From making mid-term reports in the most brief, succinct manner to having work done in the most efficient way possible.(As more the efficiency, less the time it takes, more the time to relax).

What better way to spend your Sunday afternoon than being curled up in an AC room, reading one of your favourite novels, having the rest of the day in front of you, knowing that there is no work. Except that all my days, are Sundays. You might justify your cause, saying that too much of a good thing, makes it worse. I say, bring on the good stuff and enjoy it while you can.

Lets face it. In the end, when we pass out from here, we either go into jobs or higher studies. There is no time for us to lay back, relax, put your feet up and say, “This is the life”. This is what I wanted for this semester. This is what I am getting. 😀


  1. @Sreyoshi:At least you are a part of the select crowd. Hehe. Thanks(also at gunpoint). :P@Dr Vishal:My point exactly. 😀

  2. "a more select crowd of lazy people decide to stay here in Manipal"
    not fair!!!
    i chose manipal over IIT-d fr the facillities it offered in my stream.
    still, "good"(at gunpoint) post

  3. @vikram:I was almost gonna write you a reply gunning down all your points. Then my laziness took over. Sorry. 😀

  4. I would say if you enjoy being lazy and not having any "work" to do its just because of the nature and your attitude towards "work". What is work ? unwanted stuff you are forced to do ? (by means social,financial or others ). Well who likes it anyway ? everyone wants freedom its just that you can afford yours and I can't (at least at the moment). Efficiency and laziness might go hand in hand for some but that is only due to the fact that you are being motivated to be lazy and hence motivated to be efficeint , however you still have to give your laziness up in order to claim it. I say again "whats the point ? you "work" anyway" it just becomes easier to avoid the fact that you are "working" and you are just doing it to be lazy.

  5. Procrastination is fun! 🙂 I agree! But I disagree with your last lines…if today we are being lazy and ignoring our duties then it is the foundation of us being a corrupt citizen tomorrow.

  6. @Tanmay:I dont think you got the main theme of my piece. Read the last line, "This is what I wanted for this semester. This is what I am getting.". I do intend to be successful in the future, be hard-working et al. But this semester, i intended to chill, and thats exactly what i am doing. 🙂

  7. @Vikram Singh Tomar: u seem to know a lot of things 🙂 but i guess u r too lazy to implement it. why dont u write a post on how life needs to be lead and we'll all bow down GURU.

  8. Lol whos replying for whom now I am technically confused !

    @Lionel – Thought you were too lazy to move the hand.(Thanks for the new word. I didnt know that. I googled :P)

    @Dr Vishaal I know hec who he is lol.

    Anyways congrats on holding your view up Lionel its a quality of a true blogger.

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