If there is one thing we can always count on when it comes to the human species, it’s our laziness.
People are just inherently lazy. Whenever we’re faced with a choice, we will almost always feel compelled to take the easier way out.
Hell, if we had the choice, half of us would probably stay in bed and hide under the blankets for the rest of our lives.
And no, this isn’t because the internet generation screwed us up and made us all lazy, irresponsible layabouts. As much as we like to blame recent inventions for all our shortcomings, our laziness goes deeper than that.
It’s literally in our genes to be lazy.
It’s always been an evolutionary advantage to find and take the easiest way out of any situation. This allowed our ancestors to get through the day using as little effort as possible, and save their energy for when they really needed it.
But this article isn’t going to be some long rant about how lazy we are. Anyone who has ever spent an entire weekend in bed with an iPad already knows this. Instead, we’re going to look into how we can actually use this laziness to our advantage.
Because once we realize that laziness dominates human decision-making, we can start tilting the scales in our favor. We can stack the deck and make sure this laziness works for us, rather than against us.
Because if people can be counted on to choose the easy way out of any situation, why not make sure your way is that easy way? (more…)
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