It turns out procrastination is not typically a function of laziness, apathy or work ethic as it is often regarded to be. It’s a neurotic self-defense behavior that develops to protect a person’s sense of self-worth.
You see, procrastinators tend to be people who have, for whatever reason, developed to perceive an unusually strong association between their performance and their value as a person. This makes failure or criticism disproportionately painful, which leads naturally to hesitancy when it comes to the prospect of doing anything that reflects their ability — which is pretty much everything.
But in real life, you can’t avoid doing things. We have to earn a living, do our taxes, have difficult conversations sometimes. Human life requires confronting uncertainty and risk, so pressure mounts. Procrastination gives a person a temporary hit of relief from this pressure of “having to do” things, which is a self-rewarding behavior. So it continues and becomes the normal way to respond to these pressures.
Particularly prone to serious procrastination problems are children who grew up with unusually high expectations placed on them. Their older siblings may have been high achievers, leaving big shoes to fill, or their parents may have had neurotic and inhuman expectations of their own, or else they exhibited exceptional talents early on, and thereafter “average” performances were met with concern and suspicion from parents and teachers.”
Please don’t tell anyone this but I want to be happy – Hannah from Girls
What an odd episode of GIRLS.
It was basically a bottle episode with Hannah and Joshua (introduced this episode) getting the majority of the screen time.
Two broken people meeting and spending broken time with each other.
Great use of music
Interested in seeing where this relationship goes
But now, this is happening. I’m here and I’m looking at her. And she is so beautiful. I can see it. There’s one moment when you know you’re not a sad story. You are alive. And you stand up and see the lights and the buildings and everything that makes you wonder. And you’re listening to that song on the drive with the people you love most in this world. And in this moment, I swear, WE ARE INFINITE ”