Wednesday, November 24, 2004

To sleep perchance to wake

There are countless things about the general life experience that I find inexcusably irritating. However one thing above all rears it's ugly head time and time again on, what I feel, is an unreasonably common basis.
The simple fact that as a living creature we are required to lay in a state of unconsciousness for a good period of any given day is something I have a hard time dealing with. It's something that so many people take for granted. The facts are, doctors say that to remain a healthy individual one must sleep eight out of every twenty-four hours. Now with some pathetically basic math we can conclude that that means we must lie unconscious completely unaware that time is passing us by for a third of every day of our lives in order to be able to live at all healthily. At the average life span of 72 years that translates to and even 24 years. TWENTY-FOUR YEARS! Twenty-four years of our lives on average are spent lying prone to the world in a short term coma unable to experience that life that we have been blessed with by whatever divine providence we believe in.
Now I realize mind you that to rail against something so intangible as the concept of needing rest is rather a waste of breathe in a lot of ways. But damn it we have so many doctors practicing so many different methods of attempting to increase our lifespans that I don't see why no-one has attempted to devise a method for allowing us consciousness for the fullness of our years without the obvious detraction that sleep-dep can cause.
Why is that so much to ask.
Yeah, so that's what I think
*(shrug)*

2 Comments:

At 9:32 PM, Blogger Scifikillr said...

Yup. An embodiment of my exact philosophy on sleeping.

And now, on to other news!

Being back in Oregon is definitely weird... You know the feeling when you spend hours and hours packing for a trip, and then leave, but you have the gut feeling that you left something behind even though you've recounted everything 20 times? That's the feeling I have. Maybe it's leaving behind all the new friendships I made during my time there. Maybe it's leaving behind the old friendship that means so much to me. Maybe...... maybe. The only thing in my life that's certain right now. How depressing.

Maybe.

 
At 7:18 PM, Blogger Kasmel said...

Yeah, I know what you mean. had that sort of experience recently as a matter of fact.

glad you got there ok, hope you get something hooked up soon, keep me informed

 

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