That was a great line from Robert Duval in a movie called ‘Lonesome Dove’.
But it makes you think a little. Here in the United States it’s considered a huge insult to be called lazy, and a great compliment if one is called “the hardest workin’ guy I know.”
I have friends that are classic workaholics and I have some who don’t produce much due to lack of effort, and therefore are considered lazy.
I know people who have tens of millions of dollars but no family, no friends, and no hobbies.
And I have some that make a good buck and still seem to have time to enjoy life (or even have one).
So I guess it goes back to balance and desire and a deep personal understanding of what makes you happy.
I think Frank Sinatra said it best in his song “My Way.”
All I know is this: Some people are afraid of dying broke and alone. I’m afraid I’ll die with money in the bank right before my next trip to the island.