True Equality

I am completely intrigued by the fact that time is the one thing that we are all dealt equally in life. What we choose to do with it is all ours to decide.

With money, you can make the excuse that one person is paid more than another, and that the reason for that is that they were born into a wealthy family, or they received inheritance, etc. but time is the one thing that has no discrimination. We all get 60 minutes in an hour, 24 hours in a day, and 7 days in a week. So why is it that some people seem to have loads of time, while others are constantly “bizzy”?

Is it efficiency? Priorities? maybe a bit of both?

What if we could sleep less? Yes, I enjoy sleeping. I’ve needed 8+ hours of sleep for as long as I can remember, or else I’m just dead to the world. What if my needing 8 hours of sleep a night was all in my head. What if I only needed 7? That would give me an additional hour each day.

I don’t know the answer, but it’s an interesting thought. Our bodies and brains need sleep. It’s the way we repair ourselves. However, how much sleep the body actually needs is still up for debate by the experts – and if any of my experience is worth anything, I think it’s probably a highly individual thing. Again, it’s all about balance. How much sleep do I need in order to feel refreshed each day, but not so little that I feel like a zombie. The optimal amount for each person varies.