Michael Laitman, On Quora: “Is ‘lazy’ a negative word?“
Laziness is definitely not a negative word. I myself am the laziest person in the world, constantly struggling to be a little more active. I thus need to raise the importance of what I need to perform.
Nature gave us lazy qualities in order to prevent us from doing several negative actions, i.e., to stop us from ruining the world so that we have the ability to correct the world.
Laziness is thus a very positive phenomenon. If it were up to me, I would add a little bit more laziness to all of us, so that we would barely be able to get out of our beds, shower, dress, eat, and go to work. The reason is that people would do far less negative acts in the world.
It is basically positive to be lazy anytime other than when we invest our energy to positively connect in society, to provide each other with support, encouragement and care, adding to a positive social atmosphere.
I thus wish for us all to be a little lazier, as it is written in the Torah, “Sit and do nothing, better.” It means that if we are lazy, then it is better than if we let ourselves run rampant, because the latter would bring more ruin to the world. Our actions would then be more purpose-driven and done out of necessity.
Written/edited by students of Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman.
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