Notes on life, art, photography and technology, by a Danish dropout bohemian.
When you drink the water, remember the river.
I guess he always goes to sleep on a good tempur. Don't you, Eo? ;-)
'Did you sleep good?' I said 'No, I made a few mistakes.'"Sometimes I wish I could stay asleep. For in my dreams I still have my Mom around and my beloved Mary (my exwife) before she broke my heart. Before the storms came. Before her other lover stole her away. There are times when I'm so lonely that I drug-induce my sleep just so I can go wandering these dreams in the mist. Doesn't say much about my life does it? Sorry folks, I'll draw the curtains now :(
You know, Terry, I think it would be productive if we discussed and analyzed your problems in a more thorough and goal-oriented manner. How about you send me more details by e-mail, and we try working on it in private, at our leisure?I get the feeling your life CAN improve from what you experience it today. And it might be simpler than you expect. :-)
How about you send me more details by e-mail, and we try working on it in private, at our leisure?Thank you Pascal, I'd like that very much my friend.
Talk about the blind leading the...well, never mind...
(Something that sounded like a mighty wind, and vaguely insulting to Pascal. But it's hard to be sure.)
Terry, give Pascal an e-. He's a good sort. We all need to spill our guts sometimes. Sounds to me like low-grade depression, if you're using sleep as a "self-administered drug." I personally need more sleep than the modern world allows. I have minor car crashes, drop and break things, and generally am not my usually intelligent up-beat self, if I have to abide by the usual awake-at-dawn hustle to get to the office on time. I prefer to go to bed at 10:30, get up at 8:30, roughly. Sometimes I prefer to go to bed at 12:00 midnight, get up at 10:00. In both those examples, I'm getting 10 hours in the bed. That's basically my bare minimum. In most cases, I require that the sun be up about 2 hours before I am up, so I can't just rotate my 10 (or 8, if only I could reduce it to that!) around the clock a little backwards to the point that it would coincide with the self-righteous who organize our work schedules for us.It's always been funny to me, that office managers, personnel officers, and the smugly self-satisfied lot of others like them, all prefer an office arrangement that deliberately hinders human productivity and therefore reduces the overall company's profitability and maximizes waste of human resources. Odd, no?
Final Identity said... "In both those examples, I'm getting 10 hours in the bed. That's basically my bare minimum."My normal requirement seems to be around 10-12 hours. Very hard for my social integration and conformity. :-)I think my record would be about 18 hours. Of course, that was immediately following about 42 hours of work without sleep.I swear, I've worried countless times, not about our own health as Med Interns, but about the risks our extreme exhaustion was creating for the patients we're supposed to vigilantly and lucidly take care of. You'd think hospital administrators would give a rat's anus about such microscopic technicalities...Ah well, it's part of the past now for me. Thank Odd-din! (Norse god of puzzling bosses, as you all know.)Social rigid standards have decreed that one who sleeps a lot (or needs to) is lazy, period. Modern science has proven otherwise, but who cares? The priority is finding scapegoats to criticize for everything that's wrong in the world."Yeah, well, if every army general in the world had a cat sleeping on their lap, I'd feel much safer!" -- (Gaston Lagaffe)
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