This is a society of rich and successful, highly motivated people. It in no way accounts for the average human being.
Laziness will find a way.
Slackers have been finding a way to slack off since before time. Goofballs and wierdos and persons of every color and stripe have to find a way to be lazy, to goof off, to blow off steam and just generally have a good time.
The setting is essentially humorless. It features mankind at its best and at its worse, but not at its mundane, everyday average. Even in settings you might otherwise think of as dangerous, there is no accounting for lethargy and sloth. If everybody is at 10/10 intensity all the time, we are going to rip each other apart.
If your corporate overlord is whipping you and screaming, "Work faster! For the fuehrer!" You are going to use your low cunning and lowbrow idiocy to subvert all his highly laid out plans, because if history has taught us anything, its that complex structures tend to break down. It only takes one idiot to open the wrong airlock, or one spotwelder to fall asleep on the job.
I don't know if you've ever played a game called space station 13 or not, but its on BYOND and its free, you should check it out cause it highlights what I'm talking about.