Procrastination October 19, 2010 8:50 pm \ 6 Comments \ by jeff http://bigthink.com/ideas/24579 Posted in: Lichtenbergianism
This is excellent. If any of our membership were actually engaged, I think it would be an excellent assignment to assay an essay on the value of procrastination. But I am tired of being the only one to complete an essay. If I get around to it.
“I am tired of being the only one”
In order to found the Lichtenbergian Society, Dale, you may actually have lied to yourself. Perhaps you are not truly a procrastinator. Something to think about.
Very good essay. The multiple selves thing rings a bell.
Actually, Marc, I’ve been giving it some thought recently–I think perhaps the founding of the Society was the stimulus that has rendered the active online life of the Society impossible.
We may have to acknowledge a branching: old school or orthodox Lichtenberg positions now running alongside reformed or more spiritual/ inclusive Lichtenbergian (now conveniently adjectivized) impulses. It’s all good. The umbrella can still cover both.
Orthodox position with respect to an “active online life:” don’t expect it; everyone’s too busy.
Why is that the orthodox position? Because it’s quite consonant with the orthodox Lichtenberg mainstay: stuff doesn’t happen, and there are always reasons.