Biology’s cruel joke goes something like this: As a teenage body goes through puberty, its circadian rhythm essentially shifts three hours backward. Suddenly, going to bed at nine or ten o’clock at night isn’t just a drag, but close to a biological impossibility. Studies of teenagers around the globe have found that adolescent brains do not start releasing melatonin until around eleven o’clock at night and keep pumping out the hormone well past sunrise. Adults, meanwhile, have little-to-no melatonin in their bodies when they wake up. With all that melatonin surging through their bloodstream, teenagers who are forced to be awake before eight in the morning are often barely alert and want nothing more than to give in to their body’s demands and fall back asleep. Because of the shift in their circadian rhythm, asking a teenager to perform well in a classroom during the early morning is like asking him or her to fly across the country and instantly adjust to the new time zone — and then do the same thing every night, for four years.
SO I’M SITTING AT A COFFEE SHOP LOOKING THROUGH EPISODES FOR SCENES TO GIF
AND I PAUSED AT THIS AND GOT UP TO GET WATER
I COME BACK AND THE LADY AT THE NEXT TABLE GOES
"ARE YOU WATCHING BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN?"
WHY YES, YES I AM
SAID LADY IS NOW HANDING ME HER EXTERNAL HARDDRIVE ASKING FOR THIS MOVIE
OKAY I’M TRANSFERRING THE RENAMED FILE
Thoughts. Just thoughts.
*Disclaimer - This isn’t supposed to encompass all disciplines of art, so apologies if this doesn’t apply to you in your situation.
My friends tend to speak hella sense
I’m going to go shove this in my classmates’ faces now.