BBC Radio 4 The Why Factor (on laziness)

Press/Media: Expert comment

Release date: 18/3/2018


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?

Media contributions

TitleContribution to the BBC Radio 4 The Why Factor (on laziness)
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletBBC Radio 4
Media typeRadio
CountryUnited Kingdom
PersonsDimitris Papadimitriou