Sunday, June 24, 2007

Sleep

Part of the reason for this journal is as a way to talk about certain aspects of value that do not need to be covered in an essay.

For example, I detest sleep. I think that sleep should be considered an illness, something for which the Centers for Disease Control plus whatever other relevant medical organizations should be working to find a cure.

I see each night as a miniature death - four hours where I lose my productivity and my connection to the real world. I don't need to practice death. I am fully confident that there is nothing about death that I wills crew up for which these little deaths will be of any help.

It is a disease that would rob the average person (if the dicotors had their way) of one third of their life. If you live to be 75 years old, then you would have spent 25 of those years asleep.

There are few, if any, non-fatal diseases that take so much away from a person.

I get by with, on average, about 4.5 hours of sleep per night. And I still detest the loss of every one of those minutes.

1 comment:

borofkin said...

I've always been a fan of sleep. Imagine how much better armies would be at wagin' war if their soldiers didn't have to sleep.