- Research revealed that being lazy is a sign of high intelligence
- It revealed that people with higher IQs get bored easily thus spent their time thinking while lazing around
- Less intelligent individuals, on the other hand, need more stimulation to battle their boredom
A Greek proverb states: “Laziness is the mother of all evil.” But would you believe that a research has revealed that being lazy is a sign of high intelligence?
Yes, scientists from the Florida Gulf Coast University have disclosed this after they carried out a 30-year-old test which they dubbed: ‘the need for cognition’ to test how people would respond in this present decade, an article published by Unilad noted.
According to the article, the results support the idea that those with higher IQs “get bored more easily and are therefore happy spending more time thinking while lazing around.”
Less intelligent people, on the other hand, need more stimulation to battle their boredom; often turning to physical activity rather than simply lying on the sofa and watching Netflix shows.
Students then were given the classic questionnaire and were asked to rate how strongly they agreed with statements which were presented to challenge their thinking abilities.
Statements included phrases like ‘I only think as hard as I have to’ and ‘I really enjoy a task that involves coming up with new solutions and problems’.
Researchers got different responses; thus, the students were split up into ‘thinkers’ and ‘non thinkers’ with the study monitoring 30 from each group’s activity for seven days or a weeklong.
Todd McElroy, research leader, emphasized that although lazier people may be brainier, they still need to engage in physical activity.
According to McElroy, an important factor that may help more thoughtful individuals to combat their lower average activity levels is “awareness; awareness of their tendency to be less active, coupled with an awareness of the cost associated with inactivity, the research leader disclosed.
Hence, more thoughtful people may then choose to become more active throughout the day, he added; further stating that more tests will be needed to conclusively prove the things since the sample size was small as well as the time period covered.
Research which were conducted in 2015 revealed “millennials are sometimes so idle they won’t even eat cereal as it is just too much effort.”
As reported earlier, many young people don’t like having to wash up after eating cereal and therefore avoid it.
Moreover, in the 2015 research, it stated that almost 40 percent of the millennials surveyed said cereal was an inconvenient breakfast choice because they had to clean up after eating it.
Those who were surveyed either don’t eat breakfast at all, or eat it somewhere other than home. On the other hand, when they do eat breakfast, a bowl of cold cereal is often replaced by food like hot grains, smoothies, yogurt or breakfast sandwiches.
With this finding, can couch potatoes now rest on their laurels and rejoice for being called intelligent human beings?