Procrastination and Cancer? Bollocks!

Just the other day while trawling through my twitter live feed as you do I saw quite the disturbing tweet:

"a disease worse than cancer and most of us have got it..."

I was very concerned. Was this some next age murderous virus that had managed to infect the majority of the world's population without us noticing? Or was this what the Mayans meant about today the 21st of December being the end of the world? No, it wasn't. It was a piece about procrastination.

It is an opinion piece in Ynaija that you can read here: http://www.ynaija.com/opinion-a-disease-worse-than-cancer-and-most-of-us-have-got-it/.

I didn't and I still don't mind the content of the article. Yes, procrastination is a bad thing and yes, we need to do the things we need to do as soon as they need to be done and not ten weeks later. I know the dangers of procrastination, just the other day I interrupted an important revision session to watch the last episode of gossip girl. At that point in time finding out that Dan Humphrey is gossip girl was a million times more interesting than deriving the Hamiltonian of some dynamic optimization problem.

My only problem with it was and is the title. Is it not daft? Procrastination and cancer...

How is putting off starting that thing that you always wanted to do worse than cancer? You can always wake up when you're 60 and decide that it's time that you swim the English channel or it's time that you get that degree. That's something that probably isn't going to happen if you've been diagnosed with Ovarian cancer and in order to beat it you've had to give up your tubes, your bladder and a kidney. Or worse yet if the cancer that you thought you'd beat has returned more aggressively than ever and chances are you aren't going to make it.

I know that it's catchy, but there are better, wiser phrases.

Lastly you might be thinking that it's an opinion piece so you're allowed to write whatever you think but opinions are only valid on matters that are not completely serviced by facts. Is Procrastination more deadly than cancer? The last time I checked, it isn't.

Happy Days,
Afam


3 comments:

Kayode Faniyi said...

Gbam!

Kayode Faniyi said...

Gbam!

bobby ezidi said...

Jst spoilt GG for me.... Shoot... Still watching greys anatomy & modern family

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