Tim Urban knows that procrastination doesn't make sense, but he's never been able to shake his habit of waiting until the last minute to get things done. In this hilarious and insightful talk, Urban takes us on a journey through YouTube binges, Wikipedia rabbit holes and bouts of staring out the window -- and encourages us to think harder about what we're really procrastinating on, before we run out of time.
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I actually am procrastinating right now just by watching this TED. I have about 500 pages to read and summarise, a 50-page final report to write and an educational video of cardiac anatomy to record... and here I am, watching this TED! I am a procrastinator! D=
Rational Decision Maker: Hey lets study for a test coming up this afternoon
Instant Gratification Monkey: Hey lets watch a video of procrastination and how procrastination can affect badly your life
Me: Hey thats a great idea monke...wait a minute..
okay... I was procrastinating .....
BUT NOW I'M GONNA GO BECAUSE I JUST REALIZED THERE IS A FREAKING MONKEY IN MY BRAIN LOOKING FOR INSTANT GRATIFICATION.
Goodbye... I'm gonna do something with my crap life and make it better.
Great talk . having said this, I want to say how Sick I am about this very fashionable USA "Stand Up Comedian" style used by people who give talks in public like Ted talks for instance. Coming as I am from a different , more "slow" culture, with spanish as my native language and having a quite decent understanding of the english language, I need to set these Ted talks videos to 0.75 % so actually I can understand what the talker is talking about. Thank you Tim Urban and Ted Talks enterprise or whatever. I'm a big fan of yours but please TedTalkers speak a bit slowly for all of us non native english speakers