Hamlet’s procrastination has been illustrated in modern society when it brings a great deal of harm to one’s life. In the article “Procrastination: A Basic Human Instinct”, the author insists that avoiding the obligations allow negative consequences and anxiety to incurred when modern people can’t complete necessary tasks. The author agrees when she writes “when we put off doing something by telling ourselves that we will do it later, we fail to consider that the temptation to put it off will be just as strong later as it is now” (Smith). In other words, practicing procrastination continually will develop a vicious cycle that reinforces a lack of discipline. It usually happens when people have anxiety about the important task awaiting them. In short, they get rid of this negative feeling through procrastination. Though, it only help them feel better temporarily since they will have to confront the reality later. The idea that procrastination prevents people from advancing further is extremely significant because it sheds insight on the difficult problem of procrastinators. It portrays how the accumulation of difficult duties can lower their self-esteem which causes them to be unable to perform adequately. The author complains that “Americans waste millions by not filing their taxes on time and failing to sign up for 401(k) retirement plans.” (Smith). To put it in another way, people delay because they’re not motivated by their own ability and they assume that their mood and perspective will change in the near future. Once the reality of a deadline sets in, procrastinators feel extreme guilt for the important task that they put off. Hence, it evokes a negative shift that harm the society as a whole. On closer inspection, this refers back to Hamlet who have missed out on the possibility to prevent greater conflicts to appear. If he could have taken immediate action, the death of his own would not have occurred.