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Cut us some slack

We couldn’t agree more with Milan Kundera who said, “Ambition is a poor excuse for not having enough sense to be lazy.” It comes as a great relief to know that we are not intentional slackers but are suffering from a crippling malady.

india Updated: Aug 15, 2010 21:32 IST

We couldn’t agree more with Milan Kundera who said, “Ambition is a poor excuse for not having enough sense to be lazy.” It comes as a great relief to know that we are not intentional slackers but are suffering from a crippling malady. Yes, laziness is not a habit but a disease, according to a British study. So, if on some days you find this space blank be assured that we very much wanted to regale you with our offerings but were felled by the laziness bug.

What many of us considered a leisurely pace of life could be interpreted by many as malingering. Nothing like getting up late, calling in to office to say that your cousin is in hospital and that you will have to attend on her and lounge about for the rest of the day. This may be interpreted by those in the fast lane as shirking work, but we simply call it recharging our batteries in order to improve the quality of our output. Mind you, when people see us motionless at our work-stations, they may mistake this for the fact that we are catching 40 winks at office expense, but in actual fact we are deep in thought. This is a rarity in today’s insta-world. It is quite clear that judicious doses of laziness actually improve our quality of life though the same may not be said for the bottomline of the organisations we work for.

But admit it, you’d be much happier with a chilled out colleague than one who is always on razor’s edge. There is an age in everyone’s life when they need to slow down. In our case, it has come quite early. But it does prevent a lot of wear and tear on our bodies and brains. Speaking of which, all this writing has knackered us. We’ll have a little lie-down and rejuvenate ourselves so that we feel up to crafting another gem for you at a later date.