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Do you ever wish that life worked on your timer instead of you having to live according to it?

Asked by GabrielsLamb (6176points) October 9th, 2011

My Circadian rythum has always been off for as long as I can remember and no matter how I try to regulate myself to a daywalker, I have always gravitated slowly back to a night owl.

How many others feel like life should be open to everyone 24 hours a day and 7 days a week so that it might better accomidate everyone?

Moon tan anyone?

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downtide's avatar

I would like to live on a 27 hour day. 9 hours of sleep and 18 awake would suit me perfectly.

Coloma's avatar

I’ve been lucky the last few years to have my own, flexible schedule for work. I’m gonna be in for a RUDE awakening when/if I actually have to adhere to a strict schedule again. lol

laureth's avatar

When I am otherwise unoccupied, I’m fairly cathemeral myself.

ddavel544's avatar

Oh heck yes!!...Whomever created the 8 hour work day should be brought to justice for a heinous crime committed against society! ...And who is to blame for the 12 hour work day should just be hanged…period!! When in reality, if everyone were only required to work a full 5 hour workday (...or maybe less…lol); I would think there would be far less unemployment and a whole lot less stress in our lives. ...“You get off work in 5 hours babe?...Good, that gives us 5 hours of ‘getting to know each other’ quality time…..See ya in 5!”

Coloma's avatar


I agree…you’re probably too young to marry me. LOL

GabrielsLamb's avatar

@ddavel544 I love the Idea they have in Spain… SIESTA! Everybody get’s to go home for a HUGE lunch, then a nice nap then a lite, little dinner of some tapas and DRINKS! and they stay up and out until 1:00am socializing .

The entire city closes down for nappy time… That’s sweet!

It is no wonder they are so beautiful, they age well and always look happy!

Good food, good wine, good company and NAPS in the middle of the day!

That’s living… *Tell me why we are all here again?

Nullo's avatar

@ddavel544 Those would be the unions. IIRC, many of those prohibit anything longer than an 8-hour day.
A 5-hour day would work out to a lot less money for us hourly types.

Meego's avatar

Eeek! If life was open 24 hours a day 7 days a week I feel sorry for all night 11–7 shifts. I tried that for a week and always fell asleep on the job.

I used to stay up most of the night and sleep all day but now I hate the fact that the city is getting along without me, because after 10 it’s dead.

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