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Sep 30, 2019 15:15:33

Dusk or Dawn

by @basilesamel PATRON | 230 words | 389🔥 | 437💌

Basile Samel

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The earlier I get up, the more energized I feel. I perfectly know I'm a morning person because that's the way I've always been, but I'm still not acting upon this fact. I go out late at night, sometimes until the crack of dawn, and consequently, I wake up late. Then I feel sluggish and I wonder why. 

There is something that attracts me about the dark, the city lights, and the people sharing the ambient warmth. It's an ephemeral yet joyful world. If I gave in to my desires, I would just stay up all night and sleep from 10 AM to 6 PM. That's not what my body requires, however.

I always find those paradoxes to be fascinating. It's traditionally assumed it's best to follow the sun because we are diurnal animals and it's been proven that people working a night shift are more likely to develop health issues, but what about outliers? When I lived in Stockholm, I couldn't help but becoming a night owl during the long and dark winters. You can't just live on six hours of daylight time.

The call of the heart, or the call of reason. Dusk, or dawn. How can I reconcile both? I wish I didn't need to sleep. In the meantime, I'll have to make a choice.

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    @basilesamel I can kinda relate. I wish I can start at dawn to a world in 'dusk mode', still quiet and sleeping and less crazy and hectic.

    Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Sep 30, 2019 22:44:29
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    @basilesamel This is an interesting paradox that I have not encountered previously. Have you taken the assessment to determine your chronotype? Do you know for sure that you are a morning person?

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Sep 30, 2019 07:33:47
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      @brandonwilson googling frantically

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Sep 30, 2019 17:23:07
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      @brandonwilson I'm gonna do that, never heard of chronotype before!

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Sep 30, 2019 17:23:32
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