Putting Things Off Isn’t Paying Off, Just Yet

Here are instances when it does, from real-life and movies that may or may not exist and definitely aren’t referenced:

Man meets girl, never tells her he loves her (or tells her once, when he’s drunk, and then forgets he said “I love you” and she forgets that he’s an alcoholic, and she resents him for never acting on his apparent love), they each move on, one of them almost gets married, while the other is stuck thinking that marriage for him/her-self would be the only suitable payback, but then the other breaks off, leaving both of them scrambling, and they meet back up and apologize for never being honest about their feelings, but a relationship can totally work from now on! and therefore a romantic story is told, passers-by/the audience/supporting characters are enriched and enlightened, and they live more happily ever after than they would have before, because so much time has passed between the original feelings, that they’ve pigeonholed themselves into this pop thinking that they’re past their prime, and if things don’t work out, they’ll be back in the dating game with a bunch of weirdos, so things work out, because they have SUPER WILL-POWER!

Boy’s mother suggests that he writes in a diary. He judges everyone around him who writes in a diary, and his mother, who probably suggested the practice hypocritically, as using diaries to validate themselves, and he just doesn’t want to do that yet. After being diagnosed with the diary-threatening disorder of the hand, dysgraphia, he makes typing up diary entries a routine, so his hands don’t lose use, and becomes closer with all the people around him, instead of devoting himself to it at a younger age, and then losing faith and insight by seeing a diary as paperwork. No names, but the kid who played this boy won an Independent Spirit Award for his heart-wrenching portrayal of a misunderstood artist with dysgraphia, the award-winning disorder of the year.

A divorced father, in what seems like a perpetual midlife crisis, buys his son a fancy fine wine for his engagement, but when he brings it, his ex-wife and everyone there ostracizes him for not knowing that his son has been in Al-Anon since their last father-son day: fishing & sake. Out of embarrassment, the father becomes a recluse, eventually also pursuing sobriety, one thing he’d been putting off, but that wine is still around, and he’s fermenting in that paradox. He even declined the invitation to his son’s wedding, but by the time his son’s baby shower came around, they both learned moderation, and the wine reached its peak. That’s all, it was just a nice, fun time for everyone. At his son’s 2nd wedding (if you want to believe in love, it was a renewal of the vows!), he gives a toast about how he battled depression without alcohol, and is offered a book deal.

Some examples of the dangers of directly pursuing things:

Eating the quantity of three meals in one, excreting them, and then having at least 2 other meals.

Approaching a person with anything, innocent or depraved, and then suffering under their scrutiny for the rest of time.

Work, getting over anxiety (that requires time!)

Taking a dog for a walk right when it seems that is a necessity, just as a helicopter is chopping above, leading the dog to break the leash away from its owner’s hands. Just as this happens, the owner chases the dog, and even when the chopper out-chops the dog’s running chops, the dog keeps running because it’s being chased, and then they run into the woods, and become framed for the weed plants there.

—- Oh boy! I’m conflicted! In both the instances of putting stuff off, and not, drugs are involved! I think I’ll alternate so drugs aren’t involved! Which should I put off as a life decision: dropping out of school, or dropping drugs? (I’ve already decided)


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