Thank you for posting that link. I really enjoyed reading the article and found some of the contained information surprising, but unfortunately not unexpected. There were a few parts that particularly caught my attention.
The first one is: "That stupid game Minesweeper - that probably has cost billions of dollars for the whole society," he said.
That game, along with 3-D Pinball, are the main ones that are part of my video game addiction, something that is part of my procrastination overall but which I am dealing with separately on a couple of other sites.
The second one is: He even created a complicated mathematical formula, complete with Greek letters, to figure out when a person is likely to procrastinate.
As somebody who has a master's degree in math, I would be interested in reading and analyzing that formula. As a procrastinator, I may even find it somewhat helpful in understanding myself a bit better. For you non-mathematicians, I will let you in on a dirty little internal secret. The real reason why we mathies tend to use things like Greek letters in equations and formulas is just to confuse and annoy you :-) !
- John O.
Carpe Diem! (Seize the Day!)
...I've printed it out to read later.
It does look interesting.
A bit off topic: I agree w/ pro's declaration on the front page here (recently reaffirmed by some new members) that procrastination is no laughing matter. On the other hand, I believe it is healthy to laugh at ourselves--so long as that doesn't become a form of enabling.
Years ago I checked a bunch of books out of the library on procrastination. Of course I returned them about 3-4 days after the due date.
I really did ask the librarian if she would waive the fine just on account of the sheer humor value. She smiled and said...
Have a good day, all...
The Hero's Code:
Show up. Pay Attention. Speak the Truth. Let Go of the Outcome.
Google gadgets actually has a widget that might be able to hook up w/ your local library. I have it on my desktop, and it tells me that I have 19 items out of the Philadelphia Free Library with one item due today. Between the widget and being able to renew books online, I haven't had so many overdue items lately.
My local library has my email address and sends me a notice when a book is due. Not only that, but I can renew it on line!
to make sure they have your email address! Mine actually sends an automated reminder notice which gives me the option of renewing items online!
"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." - William Penn
As the owner of several excellent but half-finished books on procrastination, I sympathize!
"Hard work must have killed someone." - Charles Gregory
I need late book help myself too... but I've sort of given up on procrastination research--here, from the 12 steps, I've made more progress than from books about etc.--My choices every day, my honesty with myself, my attempt to use the steps and turn to HP... trying to do the next right thing, not always succeeding...
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