Wednesday, August 20, 2008

thought of the day

(still on blog-break, came up for some air)

What is worse than shirking and avoiding a task? Actively "not doing" it. Sitting at it for hours on end and "not doing" it. or anything else. The inertia becomes all-consuming and a very hard to break out of cycle. And the damage slowly builds up and accumulates into really bad, irreversible repercussions.

I hope I learned something out of all this.
Sigh.

10 comments:

de la Loma said...

I love "the girl from Ipanema"...when Stan Getz play a sweet saxophon solo...

your nick is very...exciting...

regards

Anonymous said...

awesome! this might just be a life-saver, thanks. i've been through (and am in once again) exactly this, and the only thing i have learnt is that i can learn nothing out of such situations :-SS

Ms Taggart said...

I love it when you go on a blog break.. :P
You come up with good posts... especially the Public Service announcement! :)

sd said...

"still on blog-break, came up for some air". This is like when my uncle is "fasting", he will eat plates of fruit salad saying that is ok. hehe!

You know this interia business is a killer. There is this paper I have been "wanting to work on" for months....and now it seems all too late. Also I agree with anonymous!

satish said...

What is worse than shirking and avoiding a task?

Actively "not doing" it??

The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

de la Loma,
thanks. I like that song too :)

anony,
hope you got your thing done....or atleast started. :p

Ms T,
heheh shaani.

sd,
This is like when my uncle is "fasting", he will eat plates of fruit salad saying that is ok. hehe!

lol. ok ok all of you quit making fun of my breaks. or else i'll come back in full swing! :p

yes. inertia is a bitch. don't let it get to you!

satish.
yes..i mean if you avoid a task and do something else in its place, thats okay. but if you sit at the task you're supposed to do, and all you have done is NOT DO it, that sucks.

satish said...

believe me when i say i have gone thru the phase. and i think i still do.

you sit there and see all those hundreds of thousands of seconds pass by..ya that sux for sure.

sd said...

"lol. ok ok all of you quit making fun of my breaks. or else i'll come back in full swing" aha! The trick is working:)

The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

satish,
yes. it sucks. bigtime.

sd,
no its not! :)

mosilager said...

hey not doing something is hard work. first of all you have to make excuses for not doing it. then you have to come up with something else to do during that time. so it's a lot of work... maybe i should write a grant on how to not do something.