The life you need is that of goodness, happiness, beauty and contentment. All of these are experienced in reading a James Salter book, or reading the last few letters untorn from your ex-girlfriend or from watching a movie that Lav Diaz made. The life you need is also only possible if you fill it with sleep. Lots of it. Like insanely a lot.
Everyone believes in the power of sleep, but not everyone appreciates this wonderful chance of rejuvenating your body enough because look at all the bad mediocre run-of-the-mill popular books, music and movies we’re watching almost every moment of our short unrested life. Are they of great quality mostly?
We all need rest, and it seems like not everyone’s making most out of the fact that we can rest right now and stop watching clips of cats that do nothing but hype up our expectations on entertainment so high, people are beginning to consider watching poverty porn. If everyone rests more than they do right now, we could probably have on our front pages of Yahoo news clips about coffee shops filled with NYRB readers, hard headline hot news about readers flooding the bookstores and blocking traffic because they’re waiting for the book launch of a posthumous novel by Saki or James Salter or at least David Foster Wallace.
If we slept more, we’d probably have less wars. Sleep has also an intensely fascinating history of transformations, stages and other meta-statuses that you can knock yourself out reading about them in infographics like what we have this one. Sleep is also intensely important, and yet many reports show that sleep can sometimes be optional.
There’s lots of debate about this but the least thing you can do to improve the society you’re in is probably to join in the fun. Perhaps this infographic about insane facts about sleep can tickle your interest. What about reading this tonight?