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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Friday, September 5, 2014


Interesting article on why we sleep.

But it's telling to me that the author suggests that we learn why we need sleep so we can get less of it.

This is part of the mania to "do more" and "be more productive."

As Gandhi said, "There is more to life than increasing its speed."  The idea that we should get less sleep makes sense if you see yourself as a cog in a machine that needs to  be "more productive."  But there is something to be said for the gentle peace of an afternoon nap or the luxury of eight hours of sleep.

We are so obsessed with doing, sometimes we lose sight of the pleasures of being.

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