People say "im going to sleep now", as if it were nothing but it's really a bizarre activity. For the next several hours, while the sun is gone, im going to become unconscious, temporarily losing command over everything I know and understand, when the sun returns I will resume my life." If you didnt know what sleep was, and you had only seen it in a science fiction movie, you would think it was weird and tell all your friends about the movied you'd seen they had these people, you know? and they would walk around all day and be okay? and then, once a day usually after dark, they would lie down on these special platforms and become unconscious. They would stop functioning almost completely, except deep in their minds they would have adventures and experiences that were completely impossible in real life, As they lay there completely vulnerable to their enemies their only movements were to occasionally shift from one position to another, or if one of the 'mind adventures' got too real, they would sit up and scream and be glad they weren't unconscious anymore. Then they would drink alot of coffee. So next time you see someone sleeping make believe you were in a science fiction movie.
George Carlin. (via troubled.)
"Everyone is a genius, but if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it's stupid."