INTELLIGENT PEOPLE ALL HAVE ONE THING IN COMMON: THEY STAY UP LATER THAN YOU
According to ”Psychology Today,” intelligent people are more likely to be nocturnal than people with lower IQ scores. In a study run on young Americans, results showed that intelligent individuals went to bed later on weeknights and weekends than their less intelligent counterparts.
In ”Study Magazine,” Satoshi Kanazawa, a psychologist at the London School Of Economics And Political Science, reported that IQ average and sleeping patterns are most definitely related, proving that those who play under the moon are, indeed, more intelligent human beings.
His analysis goes back to ancient times, asserting the idea that even in primitive years, people have been known to rise and fall with the sun.
Average brains were conditioned to follow this sleep pattern, while the more inquisitive, intellectual ones want to defy that pattern and create their own.
It’s an unconscious defiance that comes from refusal to acquiesce to the idea of mass appeal.
These findings are reported by “Study Magazine” as such:
Bedtimes and wake-up times for Americans in their 20s by IQ.
Very Dull (IQ < 75) Weekday: 11:41 pm -7:20 am Weekend: 12:35 am -10:09 pm
Normal (90 < IQ < 110) Weekday: 12:10 am -7:32 am Weekend: 1:13 am -10:14 am
Very Bright (IQ > 125) Weekday: 12:29 am -7:52 am Weekend: 1:44 am -11:07 am
Those with IQs less than 75 went to bed by 11:30 pm on weeknights in early adulthood, whereas those with IQs over 125 went to bed around after 12:30 am. This is no coincidence.
The data supports the notion that all night owls feel: the only real time for living is after everyone’s gone to bed.
Only after dark can we learn, absorb and study the effects of the day. It’s a necessary self reflection that few humans take the time to make.
THEY GET TIME TO DAYDREAM
All those dreams you can’t have during the day, when you’re snapped out of them by friends, family and work, are finally given time to run around.
Free to play in the open spaces of your mind, you can swim in all those thoughts you hid under your desk or behind mounds of paper work. It’s the most creative time of day, along with the most liberating.
It’s by the nightfall that your most uninhibited and passionate sides are explored. It’s the time to unleash your innermost desires and allow yourself the freedom that’s masked behind the taunting exposure of sunlight.
The night is for testing your limits and challenging yourself. It’s for discovering those passions you suppress all day and breaking down all those rules your parents made to protect you.
It’s the time to dig into those hidden corners of your mind and unknown trails of your subconscious. It’s a time of self-expression that can only be unlocked at night and evaluated by day.
THEY ARE ANTI-ESTABLISHMENT
Staying up late has been, and always will be, an act of rebellion. A defiance of the nine-to-five, the very habit of staying up late is revolutionary. Since ancient times, there is evidence that society condoned the night owls.
In the academic paper, “Why The Night Owl Is More Intelligent,” published in the journal “Psychology And Individual Differences,” it’s widely assumed that for several millennia, humans were largely conditioned to work during the day and to sleep at night.
While those who defy the trend, are more likely to “acquire and espouse evolutionarily novel values and preferences than less intelligent individuals.”
These “novel values” become the building blocks of leaders. They are the makings of revolutionaries, inventors and explorers. They are the ones who makes sacrifices and defy the societal pressure to follow the masses.
It’s no surprise that those willing to stay up late, to explore the uncharted territory of night, are more inquisitive.
They are more apt to make discoveries and challenge authority. They want to expand their mind, not shut it off just because people tell them it’s time for bed.
THEY ARE MORE OPEN-MINDED
Things that happen at night are things you can’t get away with during the day. It’s the time of utter licentiousness, of underhanded transactions and unseemly occupations.
It’s when the bars are opened and the poets write. It’s when musicians pore over instruments, geniuses have their breakthroughs and artists come alive. According to “Esquire,” it’s also when you have the most sex.
Healthy sex lives and late curfews are indeed, positively correlated. Those reported to have later bedtimes were buying more sex toys and having more sex than their sleepier counterparts.
One sex shop worker believes that intelligence is correlated with open-mindedness, which in turns correlates with a more open sex life.
Those who are willing to stay awake, who yearn for the mysteries of nightfall, are exposed to an array of discoveries that those who stay asleep will never know. It’s those who are willing to test their limits and explore in the dark who will bring more light to the day.
THEY ARE PROACTIVE
The early bird may get the worm, but the night owl gets the whole jar. While the early risers may get up to see the first worm crawl its way to the wet surface, the night owl gets to them before they burrow under.
Getting up early is most definitely proactive, but staying up late is just as fruitful. Those who stay up get hours ahead, rather than the one or two an early riser gains.
There are things to be explored at night that early risers will never experience. There are ideas formulated and tasks completed that early risers never get to finish.
Because at night, there is dawn and a new day in front of you. But by morning, there’s just the bleakness of night and the daunting end of another day.
Credit: Elite Daily
For non-apologists, saying “I’m sorry” carries psychological ramifications that run far deeper than the words themselves imply; it elicits fundamental fears (either conscious or unconscious) they desperately want to avoid:
- Admissions of wrong doing are incredibly threatening for non-apologists because they have trouble separating their actions from their character. If they did something bad, they must be bad people; if they were neglectful, they must be fundamentally selfish and uncaring; if they were wrong, they must be ignorant or stupid, etc. Therefore, apologies represent a major threat to their basic sense of identity and self-esteem.
- Apologizing might open the door to guilt for most of us, but for non-apologists, it can open the door instead to shame. While guilt makes us feel bad about our actions, shame makes them feel bad about their selves—who they are—which makes shame a far more toxic emotion than guilt.
- While most of us consider apologies as opportunities to resolve interpersonal conflict, non-apologists may fear their apology will only open the floodgates to further accusations and conflict. Once they admit to one wrongdoing, surely the other person will pounce on the opportunity to pile on all the previous offenses for which they refused to apologize as well.
- Non-apologists fear that by apologizing, they would assume full responsibility and relieve the other party of any culpability—if arguing with a spouse, for example, they might fear an apology would exempt the spouse from taking any blame for a disagreement, despite the fact that each member of a couple has at least some responsibility in most arguments.
By refusing to apologize, non-apologists are trying to manage their emotions. They are often comfortable with anger, irritability, and emotional distance, and experience emotional closeness and vulnerability to be extremely threatening. They fear that lowering their guard even slightly will make their psychological defenses crumble and open the floodgates to a well of sadness and despair that will pour out of them, leaving them powerless to stop it. They might be correct. However, they are incorrect in assuming that exhibiting these deep and pent-up emotions (as long as they get support, love, and caring when they do—which fortunately, is often the case), will be traumatic and damaging. Opening up in such a way is often incredibly therapeutic and empowering, and it can lead them to experience far deeper emotional closeness and trust toward the other person, significantly deepening their relationship satisfaction.
Credit: Psychology Today
Just an ordinary Black Girl Doing Bikram Yoga (2)
(Or…My First, My Last & Anything Else!!??)
Yep, ladies and gentlemen you can tell that I was born in a particular era when the reference for this blog comes (partly) from the musings of the wonderful Barry White. I bet I’m the first person to have linked the Walrus of Love that is Mr. White to a session of Bikram Yoga! People do say though that when you’re doing Bikram Yoga, it evokes some very emotive feelings, both physically & mentally. Well, for me the first class I did had a heat to replicate a Caribbean beach; the last, was that I knew it wasn’t going to be the only session I would do of this bizarre & idiotically crazy extreme sport & the anything else I encountered was when my head kept playing Barry’s tune in my head,
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This is a brief compilation of the different things people call themselves with regard to dietary lifestyles, their true definitions (at least according to Wikipedia), and my thoughts on each.
To give a bit of background, my understanding of this list of lifestyles versus a list of diets is that diets are often popularized and advertised by a specific group or company (Atkins, Beach Body, Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, etc.) and more often than not are paired with specific food products or supplements, where a lifestyle change or lifestyle intervention has more to do with a lasting mentality around food that is not specific to a group or company and can be practiced regardless of who is selling you the food you eat.
In order from most to least animal product consumption:
Carnivore: Definition – meaning ‘meat eater’ (Latin, caro meaning ‘meat’ or ‘flesh’ and vorare meaning ‘to devour’)…
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I know how to live poor. I know how to live poor and be happy. No, I’m not poor, but I was raised poor. Let me explain.
My parents had twelve children—a dozen—but I don’t know about cheaper by the dozen. All biological, all healthy, all twelve. Five girls and seven boys. My twin brother and I were numbers eight and nine.
My family lived in California when I was born, and there Dad worked in the timber cutting Redwoods. He served in the military, then we moved south and he started farming. We lived in a small community where the older children hoed and picked cotton on land Dad rented to farm, and they also hired out to other farmers to work in the fields. For two years the family worked at truck-patching on an island in the Mississippi River where we lived and where my twin and I started first grade in a one-room schoolhouse. Then we returned to the small community until Dad bought a small piece of land in the hills.
We were poor, but we didn’t really know that we were poor. Dad and Mom taught us to work hard, and they taught us to have a good attitude about it. Those were some of the best lessons we learned from our parents. Dad had a great sense of humor and loved his family. He always said that we could make work fun, and he showed us how to do it. We sang, told stories, played jokes on one another, and supported and loved each other.
So back to being poor. Mom was a stay-at-home mom, and worked harder than anyone, although she would never admit it. She was truly a Proverbs 31 woman! With the help of the family, she raised a large garden full of all kinds of vegetables and canned hundreds of quarts of food for the pantry. We always said Mom could make something out of nothing, and when the pantry was low, she would whip up meals that were very simple but so delicious.
We sometimes raised our own beef, pork and chicken, and while we often ate meat-free meals, we loved the times we were able to spare a hog or beef to butcher, and when we had enough to spare, fried chicken made a wonderful Sunday dinner. During the winter months Dad and the boys hunted, providing the family with venison, rabbit or squirrel. We enjoyed healthy food with no preservatives!
Early in the spring before the garden was grown we would enjoy salads made from a variety of plants chosen carefully by Mom from the fields around the house. The salad would consist of plants such as lamb’s quarter, dock, thistle, and wild onions. This would be served with beans, seasoned boiled potatoes, and cornbread. Yum!
Mom sewed most of the clothes her daughters wore, and even some shirts for her sons. I remember her making my twin and me matching tops—a shirt for him and a blouse for me. I’m not sure he was happy about it, but I thought it was pretty special! She used whatever she could find for fabric, including recycled fabric from used clothing. I have worn many dresses and blouses made from printed flour sacks. Mom was a wonderful designer, and some of the best compliments I received was on a dress she designed and made. No one had to know it was made from a flour sack. We also wore lots of hand-me-downs, and the boys wore patched jeans before patched jeans were cool!
My family worked together, played together, and prayed together. We grew up healthy and happy, and we loved and still love one another. What wonderful memories I have!
I think my being poor is/was a matter of perception. Did that mean we had no money? If so, then we were pretty poor. But we had food, clothing, and a roof over our heads. We worked hard—all of us—and managed carefully what we had. We might not have had nice things like so many others had, but when I look back, that seems immaterial. And for the most part, we just didn’t think much about it. We were secure, fed, and happy. That was what was important.
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