"But there are only so many hours in the day" you say. And you would be right. Except we tend to think that time is a commodity that we have an abundance of. "I'll do it tomorrow" you say. But how many tomorrows are there?
We don't like to think about negative things. In her book "Willful Blindness", Margaret Heffernan states that we avoid because want to always protect our self esteem. "We need to feel good about ourselves even, or especially, when we are bad." Absence of conflict makes us happy.
We don't like to deal with the everyday stuff (laundry, recycling, organizing the linen closet) much less larger conflicts (emergencies, insurance, wills, final wishes) We don't even want to think about those big issues much less discuss them. Ever go to a party and have a good time because you were all talking about how great it is that you already paid your funeral costs? Talk about raining on a parade!
Yes there are only so many hours in the day. But that's exactly the point. There are only so many hours left - period.
What are you putting off until tomorrow that you can do one little thing about today.
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