I’ve recently been intellectually seduced (is that a thing?) by the website Wait But Why. The guy (Tim Urban) has got essays on everything from how much to tip in different situations, to how to pick a baby name, to Elon Musk, and lots more. He combines logic, good writing, compassion, and colorful stick-figure drawings in a way I find impossible to resist.
Last night I read the Wait But Why essay Why Procrastinators Procrastinate (which I strongly recommend). I’ve always been a procrastinator, and it’s always bothered me. This guy has the same problem, and he explains the mechanics of procrastination so thoroughly and so precisely that I feel like he has a webcam in my head. (The followup essay, How to Beat Procrastination, was also surprisingly insightful.)
Have a fabulous weekend!
He did a TED Talk on the topic and it is one of my favourites:
Cool! I’ll take a look when I get a chance.
Just watched it. He’s a good speaker.
Those sound awesome, Brian, I’ll have to check them out!
I’ve been upset at myself that I haven’t been following your posts and I want to, so it’s my goal to be better about it this semester! 😀
Working on your degree instead of reading my blog?! how daer u :-O
I do like getting your comments, though, so I won’t argue. 😀