„Doing less meaningless work, so that you can focus on things of greater personal importance, is NOT laziness. This is hard for most people to accept, because our culture [American] tends to reward personal sacrifice instead of personal productivity.“

—  Timothy Ferriss, libro The 4-Hour Workweek

The 4-Hour Workweek (2007)

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