An average homo sapien sleeps 8 hours a day. This was a random thought on my mind on an awful boring day at the office. If a person has slept 8 hours a day for 25 years of life, he has slept for an average of 33% of his life. Almost around 8 years out of 25.
𝗦𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝟴 𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀 𝘀𝗹𝗲𝗲𝗽𝗲𝗿𝘀, It was a moment of solid “I just want to restart my life” kind of moment as I came to the realization that at least I have slept 10 to 12 years of my life at this rate. Most days I sleep at least 12 hours. Yes, I was born sleepy and any day anytime if I ain’t working or reading or gaming, you could find me sleeping peacefully at any time of the day. I mean I could be out doing drugs but here I am hibernating and causing no trouble.
𝗢𝗞 𝘀𝗼 𝗷𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗲 𝗰𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗿, I’m not a jobless freak who waste all my life sleeping. I have a cool job; I earn for myself. Been independent for as long as I know and moved out of home at the age of 20 successfully with a paid job and ongoing studies and blah blah. I did finish my studies and managed to keep the job too. Sometimes I’m surprised I mean I know I slept most of the time but damn son you made it. Imagine if I had slept for just 8 hours and managed the rest of the time to do something resourceful? Anyway, ill be doing a day job and trying to earn a living. What? Those who only sleep 8 hours a day, are you like the president of the country now? Pffft. Even Srilankan president sleeps at 10 pm nobody mentioned what time he wakes up so I hope he sleeps for the rest of his tenure too.
𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝗜 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 I was supposed to sit for my ordinary levels, my school attendance was 28%. Yeah yeah, I slept in most days because I was too lazy to wake up. But I did all my semester exams and was able to keep my rank at 3rd place always. There was no going up, nor down. Always 3. I didn’t want to try either because 3 was gooood.
I’m a good listener. I decided that was not something to be proud of later in life because that’s where I choose all the wrong men in my life simply because I was listening too much. Anyway so the days I was at school, 100% attendance on sports meet period and rest rainy days or whatever, I managed to grab what was taught.
𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝗳𝘂𝗻 𝗯𝘂𝘁 𝘀𝗹𝗲𝗲𝗽𝗶𝗻𝗴? That’s what I have been born for right. But I actually lost my sleep and appetite for 2 freaking days when I heard that I might have to go to school for another year because I cannot sit for ordinary levels with 28% attendance. What the actual F? Oh, hell no I’m not going to school for another year what’s the point anyway I’m not gonna get any better at attending itself? It wasn’t like they didn’t know already because one day I’m absent and the principal will know I’m not at school out of more than 15000 students because he always used to say I wonder why the school wasn’t in chaos yesterdays and then figured you weren’t at school” That’s a different part with many adventurous and suspensions type of dangerous stories which I don’t want to talk. Lol
𝗕𝘂𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝘆𝘄𝗮𝘆, that’s where my number three worked miracles. I clearly remember the moment I got my appetite back and felt like sleeping in the principal’s office because my math teacher and science teacher signed in for me saying “no issue she can write the exam “note. They were confident that I do best. Now due to my 23 months of living off breast milk as I told in my last story, I was surprisingly good at multiplication tables and calculations. There was this one guy in my class and we were the first to solve anything written on the board and use the free time to sleep. Well, I don’t know what he did but I slept.
𝗔𝗻𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄 I even slept on my French paper in ordinary level exam day because, well it was French and I didn’t understand a thing. But I just drew a nice portrait at the back of the page just in case somebody would feel impressed and decides to not to fail me. Yeah, that didn’t work!
Miracles are nice! Oh, I wasn’t even interested in the results I mean I didn’t really know what was wrong with me because I wasn’t really interested in that academic stuff or serious stuff until I was out of campus holding a degree. Don’t anybody ask me how because I don’t know? I was drunk through half of it and slept the rest. Oh, and yeah, I passed my ordinary levels too with one F you know the subject now and rest with A, Bs, and C.
𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝗜 𝘀𝗮𝗶𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 I didn’t take anything seriously until I finished my higher studies, what I meant was I just did for the sake without an effort. I hibernated half of my life through it now I’m out, in the real world, looking sideways holding a diploma and wondering, do I just give this paper cylinder to anybody and get a job just like that or should I just go back to sleep? so what next? It was one tough decision to make between now that I must move out of the house so that I can enjoy my life alone and have some fun, party, road trip, come home late and watch TV until I want to. Omg, it all was so exciting and couldn’t wait so I went home and slept!
𝗔𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝗜 𝗵𝗮𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘄𝗵𝗼𝗹𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗼𝗳 “𝗮𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝘀𝗹𝗲𝗲𝗽𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘀𝗵𝗶𝘁” 𝗜 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗼𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗲 (because I overslept) 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗶𝘁 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝗮𝗹𝗺𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗹𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗵 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝘀𝗼 𝗜 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝗮𝗰𝘁𝘂𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼 𝗴𝗼 𝗵𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝗹𝗲𝗲𝗽 after finishing some important work, 𝗯𝘂𝘁 𝗜 𝗳𝗲𝗹𝘁 𝗹𝗶𝗸𝗲 𝘄𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗱𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝘀𝗼 𝗶𝗱 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗯𝗮𝗯𝗹𝘆 𝗴𝗼 𝗵𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝗹𝗲𝗲𝗽 𝗮𝗳𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀. 𝗠𝘆 𝗯𝗼𝘀𝘀 𝗶𝘀 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝘆𝗲𝗮𝗵!