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The Edicts of Laziness

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The Edicts of Laziness are a strange set of principles which guide a person's actions. The idea is to act in such as fashion so as to cause the least trouble to an individual.

The edicts are as follows:

  1. Never do more work than is required.

  2. Never do more additional work in an attempt to make your work easier.

  3. Always use lazy people tools.

  4. In the event that a contradiction occurs between edicts 2 and 3, do whichever sounds dumber.

For example, take the following situations:

  1. You are taking a shower. You note that you have run out of your favorite shampoo/conditioner combo mixture, and the only thing left are separate bottles of shampoo and conditioner. To operate on the edicts of laziness, get out of the shower, go buy a bottle of your favorite stuff, go home, and continue. Here we have employed edicts 3 and 4.

  2. You are picking up rocks from your backyard and carrying them in a bucket to dump in a field. You realise that a mere 30 yards away is a garden tractor with a small wagon attached which would keep you from having to haul the bucket around. However, due to principles 2 and 4, you must continue to lug the bucket to successfully operate by the edicts of laziness.

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