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From Evolution to Existentialism: The History of Procrastination


You know what they say: why do today what you can put off until tomorrow? Welcome to the wondrous world of procrastination, where our ancestors perfected the art of delaying tasks since the dawn of time.


Back in the caveman days, procrastination was a survival skill. Picture this: Og, the Neanderthal, staring at a pile of mammoth dung, thinking, "I should really clean that up... maybe later." And bam! Civilization was born.


Fast forward a few millennia, and along came the philosophers. These deep thinkers pondered the meaning of life, existence, and all that jazz. And what better way to ponder than by avoiding doing anything at all? Socrates himself was known to say, "Why finish my essay on ethics when I can just sit here and sip on my hemlock?"


But it wasn't until the 19th century that procrastination got its big break with the rise of existentialism. Jean-Paul Sartre, the ultimate procrastinator, summed it up perfectly: "I am what I am not doing." Deep, man. Deep.


Today, we've taken procrastination to new heights (or depths, depending on how you look at it). We've got smartphones, social media, and an endless supply of cat videos just a click away. The distractions are limitless, my friend.


So, embrace your inner procrastinator! Embody the spirit of our ancestors and philosophers. Just remember, when you're putting off that important task, you're not procrastinating; you're practicing the art of selective time management. It's all about priorities, right?


Now, go forth and conquer the world... eventually. But not now. Maybe after a snack. And a nap. And one more episode of that addictive TV show. Okay, now go!


Disclaimer: This article may or may not have been written at the last possible minute. The author cannot confirm or deny any allegations of procrastination while writing this piece. Time management skills were harmed in the making of this article.

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