Originally Posted by Tommycat
I tend to say that inherrantly people are lazy to some extent. In an evaluation one time I said to my boss, "I'm lazy. I don't like to work hard. That's why I come up with ingenious scripts that make our job easier. I make them right so that I don't have to later support them. I make the scripts neat so I don't have to spend my time trying to figure out where on earth I need to change to get it working with new parameters." I ended up getting a pay raise.
Laziness doesn't have to be looked at as a bad thing. I think most people automatically assume that lazy is laziness and apathy. You can be lazy and dedicated. You don't like to work hard, but you will do what is necessary to make your job easier. Laziness in some form can be attributed to most of our inventions.
When people tell me I'm lazy, I disagree for the same reasons you stated.
I think that people like us are 'efficient' and not lazy.