Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, waging all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
A True Procrastinator will wait until next Saturday to post their reply, nearest midnight (or, nearest their bedtime).
This includes commenting on the survey, which is where I'll take the fall on this and comment now when there are so many other True Procrastinators *wanting* to post a comment of them being True Procrastinators, but, well, they're procrastinating!!
Like I was fighting with my self if do I bother to write this post
I am fighting with myself every early morning to get up and actually do something.
I am fighting with myself every evening to do not give up sleepiness and do some chores or something fun.
I am fighting with myself at work to stay productive and do not read CP
I am fighting with myself on vacation to do not lay half of the day and actually go outside and see some tourist attraction.
Yeah, I am lazy, but I am also smart enough to know that life is too short to do nothing so I am trying to do most with the time I have!
Maybe it doesn't count as real procrastination, but I frequently put things off because I know I've got to let them rattle around in my head some more. I get much better results that way than if I force myself to push ahead before I'm really ready.
I'm amazed at how much my subconscious can figure out on its own. I'll come back to something I was previously struggling with and find that it has become easy, or the answer to some question will pop into my head when I'm working on something else.
I do this all the time especially if I start getting frustrated with a problem. It's much easier if it isn't a critical fix to come back to it with a clean train of thought. And sometimes a solution pops into my head while I'm sitting at home so I email it to myself for work the next day
Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it. --- George Santayana (December 16, 1863 – September 26, 1952)
Those who fail to clear history are doomed to explain it. --- OriginalGriff (February 24, 1959 – ∞)