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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.
Can someone confirm this? I just saw it on facebook.
“Starting this week ppl who illegally download music, movies or television shows will receive up to 6 warnings by their internet service provider before legal action is taken. The Copyright Alert System has been activated and your computer will be tracked if you’re illegally downloading material. After the warnings your connection will get slow, or your internet traffic will be redirected until you acknowledge you’ve received a notice or reviewed copyright law.”
EDIT: It’s true apparently
DROP THE BIG PROVIDERS
Also, if you can’t do that, there are ways around it. I don’t know if this covers streaming (it seems to be only downloading, but who knows), but if streaming still gets you pinged, sharing torrents thru dropboxes or an email group would be a great way to go. Also uploading shared files under innocuous code names.