Most of us agree that the people we spend the majority of our time with have an influence on our behavior. If we want to be part of a winning team, it makes sense to recruit great talent. We don’t want a slacker in the mix when it comes to our personal success. But beyond that, its pretty nice that there are so many people in the world who are content to coast.
Think about it. Think about the people at work or at school who do only what’s required, who rarely take initiative, who gossip and complain. They lower the bar of expectation. The set the stage for you to shine. If everyone gave 100%, if everyone had passion for excellence, if everyone was highly motivated, it would be so much harder to look exceptional.
So thanks, Slackers. Keep up the “good” work.