Have you ever had one of those days that you are literally bone tired? Of course you have. We all have. Well, most of us that have to either work, raise a kid or take care of a loved one, just to name a few things that can bring on extreme tiredness.
Have you ever just come home and thrown yourself onto the bed without caring to change into something comfortable? Of course you have.
Have you ever been so tired that you can’t fall asleep? Of course you have. Our brains react oddly, at times (or perhaps normally) to being tired. One such thing that happens is that our brains can’t quite turn themselves off at times. You are tired but you feel like a zombie. And we all know that zombies don’t sleep. Or at least that is what pop culture has taught me. And let me tell you something. Zombies spend a lot of time on their feet. Yet they keep trudging along, eating brains here and there. Got to admire that stamina. Mindlessness can do that to you. You just walk around making things happen without pausing to take it all in. Sometimes, I find myself going “hmm. yum. brains.”
Are we walking around being shells of ourselves? For many, that answer would be a yes.
I’m still not a shell. At least not today. However, I was so tired that I was too lazy to clean off my eyeglasses. I was literally walking around not completely able to see because I could not be bothered to clean off the eyeglasses that I was wearing. As a matter of fact, I can barely see this screen as I type, rant, and rave. You might think that is quite sad but in actuality I am being smart and conerving my energy so that I can raise my voice. I might not be able to see straight at this point but at least I can vent about it.
If only I were a zombie who didn’t need sleep then it would all be good. Or maybe we are all there already and don’t even know it.