Procrastination Confession

BY RAE MAEGAARD

Procrastination, with everything, is a disease. The idea that homework that is “due tomorrow” gets “done tomorrow” is toxic, but not uncommon. There is a whole culture surrounding procrastination, and it has become too routine for students; it may be impacting our future. With today’s students assuming turning in homework late is fine, they may grow up to carry these same beliefs onto the future. These habits would affect their future work deadlines, bill payments, and attendance for social events and even the workplace. The effects of procrastination can be detrimental to today’s youth, but then again, they do not seem to notice or care.

For example, the person writing this article is one of the largest hypocrites I have ever encountered. The amount of missing work in my Infinite Campus is insurmountable, and I have never been more terrified of the consequences. With a busy schedule, school work tends to keep getting pushed to the back of the to-do list, with interference from sports practices, upcoming tests, mandatory family time, chores, work, and errands. What appears to be procrastination may be a result of over working or distress in students’ lives, but this is no excuse, even for me, to have this amount of missing work so close to finals season and the end of the school year.