On procrastination

March 6, 2009 § 1 Comment

Leonardo is just one example of an individual whose meaning has been constructed, in part, to combat the vice of procrastination; namely, the natural desire to pursue what one finds most interesting and enjoyable rather than what one finds boring and repellent, simply because one’s life must be at the service of some compelling interest — some established institutional practice — that is never clearly explained, lest it be challenged and rejected.

–W.A. Pannapacker, How to Procrastinate Like Leonardo da Vinci

Essential reading.  Via I never knew.

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