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Some people often procrastinate, deal with entropy, and have a hard time understanding different generations. All three of these contrasting things come with controversy and arguments. People often find themselves disputing these subjects and come out with different solutions and points of view. The world today is constantly changing and subjects are more openly discussed. In Kleiners “When Manana is Too Soon”, Coles “Entropy”, and Hulberts “Beyond the Pleasure Principle” these three topics are explained and discussed into the authors thoughts and explanations.
???When Manana is Too Soon”, is about procrastination and what might cause a person to continually do this. Procrastination is often explained as putting off things till the last minute. For example waiting to do a paper up until the minute it is due or even waiting till afterwards. Kleiner also includes psychologist, Pier Steel??™s review of the scientific literature on procrastination in the journal Psychological Bulletin. His research contradicts the all too common answers to procrastination including anxiety and perfectionist and replaces them with less confident, impulsive, and less conscientious overall. (Kleiner, K 2009) Procrastination is more common to day then it used to be and is often over looked as laziness. It can even turn to be serious. Yes we have all procrastinated at least once in our lives on things we didn??™t want to necessary do but the problem arises when it starts to affect your family, finances, work or personal relationships. (Kleiner, K 2009) Studies have shown that 70% of people do not use their eye drops when dealing with glaucoma, which could result in a person going blind and 50% of people do not put forth an effort to change their lifestyles after suffering a major heart attack. (Kleiner, K 2009) I do believe that procrastination is an action of self-destruction whether it is intentional or not. Also being easily distracted could be considered procrastination because you are more likely to put it off till the last minute. Whether we know why we or somebody we know suffers from this is not easily defined and fixable but realizing it is a problem could help start the solution needed.
Where Chaos begins, classical science ends. People often find themselves faced with this in their lives. As explained in Coles “Entropy”, it is something that we cannot change once it starts, it only increases and cannot be destroyed. (Cole, K.C 2009) Disorder is very ordinary to most people. It is easily found in the world today more often than order because as people we see it easier to let ourselves go then to keep ourselves together, There are more paths down the road of destruction then success. There are millions of ways to mess up or fail then to come through and win. (Cole, K.C 2009) Entropy is not only linked to chaotic incidents in a person??™s life but something that our world faces too including our solar system, pollution and oceans. Entropy is everywhere and can affect anything and everything. Once disorder starts it is all downhill from there. When something goes wrong there always seems to be a list right after. Although entropy seems inescapable, it isn??™t. We have to put order in our lives and fight to keep it that way. It is not always an unproblematic or exciting road but it will always pay off. People need to set aside time to pay attention to things that could eventually cause a problem and stop watching disorder just evolve in their life??™s and the world we all live in.
Several issues also come up with different generations. Getting a generation to understand another generation is often a choir. Every generation thinks they have the best ideas and their generation is the best. Hulberts “Beyond the Pleasure Principle” touches base on this and explains how the different generations see things. Abortion and gay marriage is an example of how two generation can collide. (Hulbert, A. 2009) The younger generations also called ???Gen Nexters???, are shown to be conservative about abortion and are in progress for gay marriage. Gen Nexters are also the least Republican generation (35 percent) and less religious then their elders (20 percent claiming no religion at all) which makes people question why they are slightly to the right of general public. A third of them approve making abortion available, half support limits and 15 percent prohibit the idea. In contrast 35 percent of older generations support readily available abortions. On gay marriage though, almost half of Gen Nexters approved, compared to under a third of the older generation. (Hulbert, A. 2009) The Gen Nexters are said to be confusing because of the way they differ on their views on various subjects, liberal on one and conservative on another. (Hulbert, A. 2009) As part of the younger generation, I believe that our minds are more open to issues that arise then our parent because one day we do believe it could become fixed. Subjects that were rarely discussed in our parent days are wide open today. It is becoming more common to see homosexuality and the topic on abortion. It is all over the television and internet as if it isn??™t such big deal but at the same time we do not cut off what our parents have taught us about the issues. The affects and consequences are still things we consider too. Gen Nexters look more toward the future then the other generations and it is not considered a bad thing, considering that we might prepare our future for the next generation.
Procrastination, entropy and better understanding different generation are subjects we all cross. Kleiners “When Manana is Too Soon”, was very helpful to me in understanding more about procrastinating people. On a scale of helpfulness, I would rate it an eight. It also encourages me to get my sister to read it, in hopes that she too can learn from it and become aware of her problem with procrastination. Coles “Entropy”, I would rate it a seven. I found it interesting and I can relate to it myself on keeping better order in my life because I am aware that once something goes wrong there are sure to be more to come. Hulberts “Beyond the Pleasure Principle” is rated a ten to me! I found it the most helpful in explaining the differences between generations. I would of course ask my parents to read this one, so maybe they could understand more about my generation. All in all, I found all three stories beneficial to me and they opened my eyes more on procrastination, entropy and generation differences.
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