Uncategorized | 8:43 pm | October 10, 2010 | By Esther Zuckerman

Helping you procrastinate

If you’re reading this blog post you’re probably procrastinating. We know we’re procrastinating by writing this post. But here are some musings on procrastination to feed your procrastination.

James Surowiecki wrote about that oh-so-common plague in The New Yorker. He writes:

You may have thought, the last time you blew off work on a presentation to watch “How I Met Your Mother,” that you were just slacking. But from another angle you were actually engaging in a practice that illuminates the fluidity of human identity and the complicated relationship human beings have to time. Indeed, one essay, by the economist George Ainslie, a central figure in the study of procrastination, argues that dragging our heels is “as fundamental as the shape of time and could well be called the basic impulse.”

So, procrastinate away!

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