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    • thorgalle
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      11 months ago

      I read this a year ago, looking at it again now that I read What Deadlines Do to Lifetimes.

      Another way to define akrasia is by generalizing from procrastination to include preproperation as well. Procrastination is the irrational delay of tasks with immediate cost and delayed benefit. Preproperation is the irrational not delaying of (overindulgence in) activities with immediate benefit and delayed cost.

      When comparing to the article above, and Jenny Odell's & other's call to slow down in it, get bored, be lazy even... I wonder how we should define "benefit". Is spending too much time slacking off immediate benefit and delayed cost (when having deadlines: yes) ? Or should the "ideal" time to slack off be measured and scheduled as well?