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.
Often mistakenly referred to as “female samurai”, female warriors have a long history in Japan, beginning long before samurai emerged as a warrior class.
What’s better: winning an award of your life or meeting Julie Andrews?
For David Tennant it was meeting Julie Andrews! [X]
and that’s when two Time Lords met.
I’m with David on this one. I’m impressed by his composure If I ever met Julie Andrews I’d probably pass out.
Sometimes you don’t realize how #bawse somebody is, until you make it into a gif.
So after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton smacked down the Senate and the House yesterday it occurred to me that what made it magical is that it is an instructional video on how to deal with a mansplainer. And of course, any good tutorial needs to be broken down into gifs for emphasis.
Ladies and gentlemen, “How to deal with a mansplainer starring Hillary Clinton.”
Step 1: Raise your hands up like, “Whoa you guys you can’t be serious.”
Step 2: Make sure to emphasize your points by counting with your hands so that simple tea party Senator mansplainer understands. Mansplainers like visuals.
Step 3: No, seriously. Fuck this guy.
Step 4: Raise your hands up like, “What’s your point?” and clown the mansplainer for not having an actual relevant point.
Step 5: When Senator John McCain calls you combative and proceeds to rant endlessly, nod with a sly smile.
Step 6: Take the time McCain spends ranting to reorganize the pages in your binder.
Step 7: Rearrange all of the random crap on your desk. You can never be too organized when getting grilled by angry white dudes.
Step 8: When the rant continues on and on look at the mansplainer with a *blank stare* and put your hand on your chin like, “Are you still talking?”
Step 9: Go home and do this.