Just you wait

By Noel O'Hare In Commentary

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10th December, 2005
If you're a procrastinator, you might want to leave this column till later. You wouldn't be the only one. When researchers asked people about procrastination in 1972, 15% said they procrastinated from time to time and 1% admitted to being chronic procrastinators. By 2002, those percentages had increased to 60% and 6% respectively. Even if you didn't know the meaning of the word "procrastinator", you'd get a sense that it was not a good label. It sounds harsh and legalistic: "The person hereafter referred to as the Procrastinator did on the 19th day of September and on 27 other occasions ...

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