One set of twins. Two separate states. Over 1000 miles between them. Will great minds still think alike?
And here’s why:
I love watching youtube videos. I watch youtube videos to procrastinate, to cheer myself up, to distract myself from whatever it is I might not want to be a part of at any given time. I choose to watch youtube videos until I reach that magical moment where I am compelled to watch youtube videos.
If I were paid to watch youtube videos, zoning out in front of my computer would no longer be a choice, it would be an obligation. Someone somewhere is telling me I must watch these videos, and I, as an economic agent with risk neutral preferences, would choose to watch youtube videos for money rather than go on watching them for free.
But I would hate it.
I love to read, but I hate reading for class. I love to write, but I loathe writing papers so for someone to grade. So why would I ever choose to take something I love—watching youtube videos—and turn it into another tedious task to be completed by a particular deadline on pain of not getting paid?
I’ll tell you why: because I would rather get paid.
I’m glad I don’t get paid to watch youtube videos, but I sort of wish I did.
I have a midterm at 9:30 am tomorrow. It’s 9:57 am as I’m typing this.
I could procrastinate professionally, but if I found out it was something I needed to do I’d probably just put it off.
I was reading over the ol’ blog (since I haven’t posted on it in QUITE some time) and I decided that some of my old posts were pretty funny, if I do say so myself. Which I just did.
So I’ve decided to consider blogging again, if only to make my procrastinating more productive.