In searching for the root cause of this impulse, it’s impossible not to bring up instant gratification. For, the self-lacerating relationship between the self and procrastination seems akin to the detrimental relationship between the self and pursuing instant gratification.
This limitlessness further feeds our obsessive appetite. Plentiful free TV shows lead us to… expectations of many more free TV shows, and other treats beyond that. Instant indulgence becomes the norm. I see that my Netflix account now recommends a David Lynch documentary. I’ll probably end up watching it. Soon. And who knows where I’ll go from there? The lure of the promise of more is unending.