Procrastination Paradox

The Procrastination Paradox (Aaron Swartz: The Weblog): “But we’re back to where we started again. What’s the reason for all this? Why would our bodies not want to do things other people told us to? The only explanation that makes sense to me is that it’s some sort of self-protection mechanism to prevent us from being used as thought-slaves. ‘Ha ha!’ says the brain, ‘you can’t tell me what to think about because as soon as you do, I’ll try to go do something else!”