Friday, January 12, 2007

Put Off Reading This Until Later

'Cause, you know, that's what us procrastinators do.

Apparently, there is nothing more meaningful to study like, oh say, a cure for cancer, so scientists just completed a 10 year study - that was supposed to take 5 years, ba da dah - that found not only is procrastination on the rise, it makes people poorer, fatter, and unhappier.

Shee-it, I could of told them that in 10 minutes.

In 1978, about 5% of the U.S. population thought of themselves as chronic procrastinators. Now it's 26%. A psychologist who writes self-help books on fighting procrastination said he has found it harder to wean chronic procrastinators from their habit than "...to wean alcoholics from booze."

Again, this suprises who? How many millions did this study cost? Can I have that money since I already knew this? And, what's the point? What is anybody going to do with the info? I'll tell ya, a bunch of scientists are going to sit around and discuss it and write articles about it for the next 10 years.

One of the professors involved with the study said, "That stupid game Minesweeper...probably has cost billions of dollars for the whole society." You know, I don't doubt it, but it's also probably provided a welcome stress relief for people who are working longer and harder than ever before.

It's also important to note (because I said so) that men are bigger procrastinators than women. Nah, nanny boo boo, told you!

OK, gotta go vacuum, but first I'm going to lay on the couch and read a book. Then maybe go to the mall, then buy some crap online, then...

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