The sheer opportunity to work on yourself in this COVID-19 time isn’t lost on Jeffrey Yang. Never has there been a time in history when one can nestle at home and spend time alone without any major social repercussions.
Jeff wants to know what he’s doing in life, what career he wants to follow and organise his life so that he is back in control.
Excitedly he spreads his tools for the day across his desk, including:
- Steven Covey’s The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People
- The Barefoot Investor
- Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life: An antidote to chaos
- ‘Lofi hip hop radio – beats to relax/study to’ playing on his computer
Thirteen minutes pass. Hmm I’m a little hungry, Jeff says to himself. There are chicken nuggets in the freezer. To cook these, he’ll need to preheat the oven. Obviously he will need to wait for this. He sits on the couch. He turns the tv on. He connects to YouTube. The top recommended video is: NEW RECORD! 95 KILL GAME in CoD WARZONE!, a video very much to Jeff’s liking. He loads the chi-nugs into the oven and plays the video.
Minutes pass. Now the nuggets are done but obviously he has to watch another video while eating them. He elects Call of Duty: Warzone WTF & Funny Moments #36. Now after watching these highlights, he feels like playing CoD. Just a couple of rounds, he reasons to himself.
Logging into CoD and Discord, he sees his friends are on too, most of them taking breaks from self-improvement too. One round turns into two. A frustrating loss means they have to redeem it next game. Two games turns into three… Jeffrey looks outside. Its dark now. He ate chicken nuggets at 2pm. Its 2am now. He’s been playing CoD for 12 hours.
Resigned that he’s lost another day he might as well go all in. He closes his door and finishes the day with PornHub. More on Jeff’s self-improvement progress as it unfolds.
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