Why is it that patience is considered a virtue, but procrastination is not?
I believe it’s nothing short of a conspiracy – a conspiracy against joy!
Think about it:
- Patience – the act of waiting for fun, enjoyable and pleasant things
- Procrastination – the act of waiting for boring, mundane and unpleasant things
Patience and procrastination. Both mean the same thing – waiting. The only difference is the level of joy and pleasure in that which is being delayed.
It hardly seems fair.
Yes, I know, it’s quite profound 😉
Okay, but on a more serious note…
Life is a journey. And to me, living that journey is the ultimate joy.
Yet sometimes, that which is praised as patience is really the act of putting off the living of life. And that which is labeled as procrastination is really the act of living life, and postponing those things which can easily wait for another day.
Life is to be lived, and I am going to live it! I am going to fill it with passion, love, laughter and lots and lots of bouncing – like a purple Tigger should 🙂
If that makes me an impatient person who procrastinates too much, so be it 🙂
Life is now. It isn’t going to wait for me. It isn’t going to wait for anyone.
So I say – join me and fight the waiting conspiracy!
Go forth, procrastinate, and stop being so patient!