We're doomed. Procrastination:
Something has to be done about it, sooner rather than later, University of Calgary professor Piers Steel concludes. His 30-page study is in this month's peer-reviewed Psychological Bulletin, published by the American Psychological Association.Global warming? Oh, we'll get a round tuit eventually. Sure. That should take care of it.
In 1978, only about 5 percent of the American public thought of themselves as chronic procrastinators. Now it's 26 percent, Steel said.
And why not? There are so many fun ways to kill time -- TVs in every room, online video, Web-surfing, cell phones, video games, iPods and Blackberries.