The original kind of lazy avoids hard physical work. Too lazy to dig a ditch, organize a warehouse or clean the garage.
Modern lazy avoids emotional labor. This is the laziness of not raising your hand to ask the key question, not caring about those in need or not digging in to ship something that might not work.
Lazy is having an argument instead of a thoughtful conversation.
Lazy is waiting until the last minute.
And lazy is avoiding what we fear.
Lazy feels okay in the short run, but eats at us over time.
Laziness is often an option, and it's worth labelling it for what it is.
This article originally appeared on sethgodin.typepad.com