16. Getting Around to Being Stupid
Phil’s phone rang. He looked at his message and chuckled. “My wife,” he said, “with a list of things I promised to do this weekend. I am such a procrastinator. I don’t know why she puts up with me.”
I told him I had written my masters thesis on procrastination. “We share a hidden strength,” I said. He looked puzzled. “The ability to put off doing things. You can use it to put off doing stupid things. I try to put off saying stupid things when I’m angry. I put off buying stupid things I can’t afford, and probably don’t need. I’m working on putting off the mindless grazing I do between meals. I’ve put off getting drunk for 9,786 days in a row. Believe me, I’ve avoided a lot of stupid that way.”
Today I will put off being stupid.
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