It Took Me All Day to Lick This Envelope

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“You’ve probably heard of the phenomenon where work expands to fill the time available for it’s completion. It’s called Parkinson’s Law… We have been told, by the government and by ‘experts’ that we should work until we turn 65, and that it will take most of our adult lives to accumulate enough money to retire. And so, the task inevitably takes that long, simply because the objective becomes massively inflated in perceived complexity and difficulty and then inevitably expands to fill the allotted time…”

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Last modified: December 18, 2014

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