Not for me, anyway. There are many more enjoyable things to do when I quit procrastinating the tasks I need to complete. My reason is usually rooted in sloth. (I have an entire breakfast of dishes waiting to be cleaned as I type!)Meredith
I never proctrastinate in order to have something to do later, if that's what I mean. If I'm procrastinating, it is because I'm dreading what needs to be done because there's too much work involved (so a different kind of fear), or (at work) because I am afraid it will bore me. I work much more efficiently closer to the deadline, and "soft" deadlines do nothing for me. I have to have external motivation for some tasks.
I don't think this fear of boredom is the immediate reason for procrastination, but the reason at the bottom. Dread of drudgery or efficiency at the deadline contributes to procrastination, but I think the existential fear is about lacking a purpose so you make sure you will have a purpose by always having something you should be doing even if you never do it.
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