Procrastination must be a Darwinian survival trait – it has been so thoroughly inculcated into our makeup. There have to be more procrastinators than go-getters in our world. If it was just an unfortunate condition, it would have been bred out of us millennia ago.
So the caveman who said “You guys go ahead, I’ll stay sharpen my spear and go on the hunt tomorrow,” missed the saber-tooth attack, so he got to procreate while his more expeditious brothers went to dinner. When Leonidas went to the Pass, there must have been some temporizing Spartan who volunteered to be number 301, and was delegated to stay behind to protect the city. SO his children were able to pass along that postponing gene.
Dawdling no doubt infused the gene pool when procrastinators arrived late to the party, and got the best girls (or guys) because they weren’t as drunk as the early revelers. The winners in social, business, and political conflicts must have been dominated by loiters who stood aside while more hurried compatriots rushed forward towards genetic disaster.
Got any examples of your own? Post them here and we’ll see who agrees.
No rush. Do it when you get a chance.