Study Finds: Wealth Makes You Lazy

In a recent study conducted by The Institute of Modern Efficiency, startling results have risen to the top of the findings. It seems that the more money one makes the more lazy a person will actually get. The study shows that people stop doing things for themselves and become completely reliant on others for even the most basic tasks. The study also shows that individuals with the most extreme amount of wealth are almost useless, and the only thing they are able to do on their own is sign their name to either a legal contract, document, or paycheck.

The study was conducted over the course of 30 days in the homes of individuals with varying incomes. Those at the top of the highest wealth earning bracket seemed to hire people to do practically everything for them. They had people clean their homes, do their dishes, do their laundry, walk their dogs, do their landscaping, remodel their homes, answer their door, bring them their phone, often answer their phone, often answer the questions being asked on the phone, drive their cars for them, wash their cars for them, do their nails, dry their hair, pick out their clothes, buy their clothes, shine their shoes, get their groceries, raise their children, cook their food, bring them their food, run their budgets, do their taxes, etc. etc. etc.

Those that make less money, usually those in the working and middle class, seem to be the hardest working individuals. They work 35-50+ hour work weeks, and do all of their day-to-day errands and household chores on their own. They do of course pay certain individuals to do some things for them as well. Many in this income bracket do pay to have their hair cut, their nails done, perhaps pay for a daycare to care for their children while they work, and maybe even pay for someone to mow their lawn. Otherwise, they can pretty much rely on themselves for everything else.


Those in the lowest income bracket were also seen to be self-reliant with their errands and chores. While some may be out of work, or underpaid, they still seem to have the ability to handle the often mundane realities of existence in modern times.

The Institute of Modern Efficiency plans on continuing this study longitudinally to see what affects wealth has on children from birth to adulthood.

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