Internal Clock

I have the weirdest internal clock, people. It is set for me to be awake at night and sleep during the day. I have done all I could to re-set it but the success has been minimal. No matter how sleepy and tired I might feel all day long, at 10 pm, I magically come wide awake. And stay on full alert at least until 5 am. It’s been like this for years and years.

It doesn’t bother me a whole lot because I don’t have the kind of job where I need to be at work at 8 am every day. I’m just curious why this happens. Might the reason be that I emigrated from one continent to another and still live in the time-zone where I was born? If you also emigrated with a significant time-zone change (six, seven hours), do you have a problem with your circadian rhythm?

Other than this, my internal clock is very good. I can always tell exactly what time it is, with the precision of about 5 minutes, even after I wake up. It’s just this annoying nightly wakefulness that bugs me.

Why Do We See So Many Helicoptering Parents Now?

The answer is simple: in the 1980s the feminist backlash begins and at the exact same time Dr. Sears starts to peddle his attachment parenting crap. His The Baby Book came out in 1993. This means that the infantile layabouts produced by these phenomena would now be about 20 years old.

Unless we see a massive withdrawal from Sears’s pernicious experiment and a massive realization that parents who have no other interest in life than attaching themselves permanently to their child, we will continue observing a growing number of adults who can’t tie their shoelaces without their Mommy supervising the process.