A surge of interest in the consequences of poor sleep has gotten people worried about what is perceived to be a growing epidemic.
When it comes to your health, winning seems the imperative, and it seems one must win at all costs. This is rarely true; it is rarely the case that your fate is sealed and you must play the game set before you.
Enlightened people live close to their weakness, while those those with unflagging strength are often dull minded. Why is this? Is enlightenment a weakness and stupidity a strength?
"Marketing and sales plays a crucial role as the glue that connects the big structures to the small consumers. Marketing and sales is the mucosal lining of civilization’s intestines. Now something huge is happening..."
Many of the consequences of insufficient sleep are highlighted in Matthew Walker's illuminating and up-to-date, popular-scientific review. His 2017 book is titled, Why We Sleep, Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams. The extracts I'm quoting come from his penultimate chapter, "Sleep and Society."
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