Time slowly slipping away

Time slowly slipping away

By: Ben Stein ’18

I haphazardly roll out of bed at 6:21 a.m., only to remember I haven’t done my gov homework. We all fall victim to it: procrastination; let me be clear, procrastination is not only at Staples, it exists in many other schools too. However, for some of us it is part of the culture, others maybe not so much.

Emma Rojas ‘18 mentioned distraction as a part of procrastination. She says, “It’s not good because that means other things are distracting you, and you don’t have good stamina.” I personally agree with this statement, because in the long run it will hurt the individual by making him/her unable to  complete work. In addition procrastination has a lot of psychological impacts that extend way past stamina.

Another staples student had another very different angle on this issue. He said, “I think we are a very hard working school, I think we have a very difficult system.”

As the workload can be pretty heavy at staples, it can be difficult to get work done. Nicholas Ortega ‘18 embraced this idea. He thought that a lot of people at staples do procrastinate, but that it is kind of humorous.  He said, “It’s kind of funny when people can’t get it done, and also when I can’t get it done and have to turn it in by 12 at night.” Procrastination can be humorous, if an assignment is not worth much. For example if I procrastinate on an assignment that is worth 100 points I may not think it is so funny, because the implications that could have on my grade are huge.  However, if I procrastinate on an assignment that is worth 5 points it could be a little bit different. I may get a little bit of a laugh, it is all relative.

However, with all this being said procrastination is a problem that we can’t take lightly, and must address. Not only for the well-being of ourselves now, but also our well-being for the future.