(Pro)crastination

Patrick O'Connell, Editor-in-Chief

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From dancing, to singing, to writing, etc., there are numerous art forms that people can participate in and a select few can master in. One art form that isn’t as recognized, is the art of procrastinating. We can all say we’ve done it once or twice at some point in our high school career, but how many of us can say we’ve mastered it?

For those of us who don’t know what procrastinating is, Merriam- Webster defines it as, “to put off intentionally the doing of something that should be done.” No matter what you’re told, procrastinating is not a bad thing; it’s an art. Just like drawing or acting, procrastinating takes a lot of talent and a lot of work to master.

Setting things off till the last minute and still managing to receive a good grade takes skill, a skill that only a select few will ever master. Most teachers probably tell you that procrastination is something you don’t want to get into, but that’s probably because they can’t fathom the amount of work and talent it takes to procrastinate. Starting that big project the night before it’s due and still managing to get an A is pure talent and skill.

Practice and hard work is a key component in being successful at procrastinating. It’s the same with everything else. Those who start doing it their freshman year, have a good chance of becoming masters at it by their senior year. It is important to get the technique and improve it, so that they can master it.

Procrastination is not for everyone though; most people just can’t pull it off no matter how hard they try. Some of us are not born with the talent and others, no matter how hard they try, just can’t succeed at it. This applies to almost every other art form.

If you have what it takes to succeed at procrastinating, use it to your advantage. If procrastinating just isn’t your thing no matter how hard you try, there are hundreds of other fields in the arts you can go into like yodeling, lock making, clown college, etc.

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