Ack What? Akrasia!
Americans often fritter away their time just like they use oil—as if we have an unlimited supply.
Akrasia is a fine “fritter-away” word. It’s the state of mind in which we act against our better judgment, through weakness of will. It’s also when we do something we want to do, all the while knowing we should be doing something else.
Akrasia stepped across the page I read earlier today. I wanted to read instead of tackle the “do-do” list. But more than that, I wanted to do the things I love that make me feel whole, healthy, alive: exercise, practice yoga, write, garden.
Like oil, my time is finite. Akrasia, step aside, I’m doing the things I love. How will you use your time today?
You can find the definition of akrasia here: