Friday, November 18, 2005

Murderball and Procrastination

The title reflects the two topics of the post. The former is the more interesting while the latter may be more insightful as it relates specifically to my personality.

First off, I went to see Murderball with a friend of mine tonight. In case you're not familiar, it's about the U.S. Quad Rugby Team. Quad Rugby is an intense wheelchair-based sport. Sometimes when I see a movie, I just know that I like it. Usually when I think about why I liked it I figure out that it is because the movie changed, in some way, my view of the world. Murderball gave me a new perspective on life in a wheelchair. Granted, I haven't had the thought planted in my head due to circumstances in my life. Nonetheless, when some of the guys in the movie mentioned how people immediately made assumptions about them because they were in wheelchairs I felt guilty, as though I might be one of those people (even though I honestly believe not to the same degree). Anyway, it was an "eye-opening" movie experience. See it if that floats yer boat.

As for the second part of the title. It appears that I'm still a fan of the procrastination. I should be finishing up an assignment for a distance learning course that I'm doing. Clearly, I am not. I'm going to have to get a handle on this personality trait. I haven't yet though because I'm going to cut this off. See, I'm even procrastinating about finishing this pos


Ryan said...

have you considered yielding to procrastinatory tendencies as a way to allieviate them? Procrastination is nothing but doing something you feel you shouln't do. Maybe if you allowed yourself to do something else, you'd WANT to do that horrible avoided thing soon enough...

justin said...

Hmmmm. Interesting approach. It may come down to how many things there are out there that you feel you shouldn't do. If you've got enough you might never get down to that horrible avoided thing. But it certainly is another way of looking at it.