Procrastination in context

Who doesn’t know procrastination? I know I have done my fair bit of it. You got a thesis to write, but -hey- shouldn’t these windows be cleaned immediately? Or you need to prepare slides for an important talk, but instead decide to read piles of papers – background knowledge is always important.

But a flyer from the Cambridge University Student Counsel I read today finally put it all in context by quoting Thomas de Quincey:

“If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he comes next to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination.”



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