I mean lazy as in lazy evaluation, not lazy as in work ethic.
My preferred textbook reading strategy is to skip everything that looks boring until I get to a section that refers to something I skipped, and then I backtrack. Repeat till bored or done.
This has always worked, which surprised even me. Seems like most education is “call by need”.
I seem to do this in general. I put off learning a lot of things until they’re actually needed, and I’m rarely worse off than the people who’ve been using them for a while. Rarely.
Of all my skills, being able to efficiently gather knowledge seems to be by far the most useful.