Paul Graham on Procrastination

Reading this article is not a waste of time.

Paul argues that maybe procrastination is not always a bad thing, particularly if in ‘procrastinating’ you are actually doing something worthwhile. This sounds like a conflict between what you ought to be doing and what you’d rather be doing. Clearly, you sometimes have to do things you’d rather not but maybe not as often as you might expect. The habit of disposing of chores with a twist of the imagination and a creative kick, once nurtured, means you can spend time wrangling with more interesting subjects.

Having said that, I get a lot of eureka moments whilst doing the washing up and there is nothing like a boring seminar to provoke the mind into tugging at the bars, trying to escape.

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