According to the analysis of procrastination I have developed in my work, one reason that procrastination is so common—much more common, presumably than resolute and dramatic acts of senseless self-destruction—is that it can proceed via choices that are individually negligible. The procrastinator’s voluntary, individually negligible steps may add up to a thoroughly unwelcome result without the procrastinator ever directly choosing an option that is, in and of itself, seriously damaging. Suppose, for example, one wants to avoid becoming noticeably heavier. No particular culinary incident, whether it involves carrots or cake, will make or break one’s chances of succeeding, and so one can choose cake without choosing defeat. Of course, if this choice becomes the rule rather than the exception, one is, in effect, choosing defeat, though there is no particular point in time at which the momentous choice is made.