Rich People Are Mindful. Poor People Are Lazy.

Doing nothing is a hot commodity.

Jessica Wildfire


Photo by Joshua Rawson-Harris on Unsplash

This morning, I did nothing.

I didn’t do yoga. I didn’t take a cold shower. I didn’t go over my to-do list or write in my gratitude journal. I just stayed in bed. I pretended I was lying in the back of a deep cave, away from the world.

It was the best I’ve felt in a long time.

It felt great.

They’re acting like we’ve been on vacation.

They’re still doing it.

Our bosses have spent the last year trying to whip us back to the office. Our governors and mayors are making fun of us for wanting to work from home. They’re telling us, “You can’t spend all day in your pajamas.” They’re trying to make us nostalgic over the stuff we hated.

We’ve been through two years of devastating trauma, and they’re acting like we’ve been on vacation.

The life coaches and corporate wellness consultants are back cranking out their productivity listicles. They’re leading the workshops we used to groan about. Our own president is grinning at us and saying, “Aren’t you guys excited about going back to work!?”

The influencers are telling us to get off our asses.

Everyone wants us to work harder than ever, so we can buy their stuff and get them elected. Have you ever wondered why?

It’s so they can sit back and relax.

They want to do nothing.

It’s a privilege.

We keep trying to brand lazy.

Yesterday I got an email from my health insurance company. It told me to add a good night’s sleep to my to-do list.

How supportive of them.

Our bosses have skimmed some self-help books, and they finally realize we’re more productive when we’re healthy and rested. They don’t want to actually invest in our health, so they’re just tasking us with our own wellness. They’re expecting us to be healthy and well, but they’re not giving us the tools to do it. Let’s be honest, mindfulness is just being lazy. Meditation is just tuning out. You don’t need an app. You don’t…