BBC Radio 4 The Why Factor (on laziness)

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Laziness, slothfulness, idleness and apathy are used as criticisms and insults against individuals, groups and sometimes whole countries. But why? The Greeks saw laziness as a virtue and something to be sought after whereas today we look down on being unproductive. Shouls we keep outselves constantly busy or is laziness something we should feel less guilty about? Isn't a little bit of downtime good for the soul? After all, do good things not come out of taking it easy?

Period18 Mar 2018

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