I hate morning people. Actually, it is not the people I hate. Well not all of them. But I do hate mornings. And I hate that our society treats night owls like they have a character flaw.
Early to bed, and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
Thanks a lot, Ben Franklin.
Being born with a circadian rhythm that favors early mornings doesn’t make you more productive.
And having the sleep patterns of a vampire doesn’t make you lazy.
Yet, that is exactly what society thinks of us night owls. We are lazy because we sleep in. It doesn’t matter that while the rest of you were in bed, we spent hours awake and working on things.
Pick up any book on productivity, and one of the items is going to be to get up early and get things done before everyone else gets up.
Good luck finding one that says that night owls get just as much accomplished during the hours after the rest of y’all have gone to bed.
I Hate Morning People
There are some things I do hate about morning people.
They can be damned obnoxious in the morning. They are all loud and talky and expect you to be able to fully function without caffeine and at least an hour to fully wake up.
Night owls don’t walk into your room at 10:00 at night, turn on the lights and tell you it is too early to go to sleep and you need to wake up and get things done. We don’t mow our lawns at 9:00 pm or vacuum the house at midnight.
But is accepted that it is okay for morning people to do those things because if you sleep past 8:00 am you are just being lazy.
And for that, I hate morning people.
Read all 50 pieces of advice I shared in honor of my 50th birthday.