Would you give up half of what you now own for a pill that would permanently change you so that one hour of sleep each day would fully refresh you?
In a heartbeat. The stuff I have is just stuff. I can handle getting rid of half of it. The majority of what I own, I’m sure I wouldn’t even miss. I mean, I’m not 100% comfortable with taking pills most of the time, but I’ll swallow something for the chance to only need an hour of sleep each night. Do you have any idea what I could do with an additional seven hours of downtime in my day? How much reading I’d get done? How many instruments I’d learn to play? How many languages I’d learn to speak? How many road trips I’d take? Ugh… sleep is the worst. Except when you wake up early in the morning and realize you can go back to sleep for a while. Then sleep is kind of the best.
What would you do? Give away half your stuff to not have to sleep so much? Or just keep on sleeping 33% of your life away?
*The Question of the Week can be found in The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, Ph.D.