I was in a big argument on last friday at Pracna where I took the position “laziness is a virtue” (I’ll save that for another post).
This article on Structured Procrastination might be a better way of expressing what I was trying to say, or a least an alternate way.
“Procrastinators often follow exactly the wrong tack. They try to minimize their commitments, assuming that if they have only a few things to do, they will quit procrastinating and get them done. But this goes contrary to the basic nature of the procrastinator and destroys his most important source of motivation. The few tasks on his list will be by definition the most important, and the only way to avoid doing them will be to do nothing. This is a way to become a couch potato, not an effective human being.”