I don’t know, I’m not buying this explanation on procrastinating on errands. I’m not a millennial, I grew up in a different world, and my experience of a “financial catastrophe” is from a different planet. But I’m the queen of procrastinating on errands and perceiving them as a burden. N, who grew up in the same society and in the same kind of family, on the other hand, is phenomenal with errands. I’m not an envious person but I do feel jealous of how he dominates his errand list.
I haven’t found an answer for my endless delays of the simplest errands but I intuit that it has something to do with needing to feel guilt to be motivated. This is a result of having poor internal motivation mechanisms. I don’t have a better explanation for now but it’s not a generational or societal thing. I was exactly the same in Ukraine a quarter of a century ago. So I identify completely with the experience the author of the article describes but not in the least with the journey of becoming this way.