"I totally remember what it felt like to be so full… Full of promise, full of dreams, full of shit. Mostly just full of yourself. So full you’re bursting. And then you get out into the world, and people empty you out, little by little, like air from a balloon… You try like hell to fill yourself up with fresh air, from you and from other people. But back then… it was so damn effortless to feel full, you know? All you had to do was breathe."
Jonathan Tropper (via quotebookshelf)
A recent infographic in The Economist revealed that in the 140 million hours humanity spent watching “Gangnam Style” on YouTube two billion times, we could have built at least four more (desperately needed) pyramids at Giza. Endless articles pose the question of why we procrastinate, what’s going wrong in the brain, how to overcome it, and the fascinating irrationality of it all.
But if procrastination is so clearly a society-wide, public condition, why is it always framed as an individual, personal deficiency? Why do we assume our own temperaments and habits are at fault — and feel bad about them — rather than question our culture’s canonization of productivity?"
How to Stop Time – New York Times writer Anna Della Subin visits an academic conference on procrastination at Oxford and reflects on the broader cultural implications of the phenomenon.explore-blog)
Thanks for catching up, NYT. Frederic Jameson and David Harvey would be proud of you noting space-time compression in late capitalism. Still waiting for someone to take the analysis to the next level (or as Deleuze and Guattari, might say, incorporating reterritorialization [of time] with deterrotorialization).
"It’s important to know how to think with emotions and to feel with intellect …"
Fernando Pessoa (via vacillatingvisualizations)
yknow when you’re idly scrolling through new tumblr followers’ blogs, and realise a bit in, with mild surprise, you’re still interested? this is how i feel about people most of the time
misandry candy is real yall