Dr Neil Stanley Independent Sleep Expert
BACK ‘The Early Bird’, New York Times, 14 Aug. 1871, 4. here  We all know the model man, aged eighty: I invariably rise at 5; I work three hours; take a light breakfast- namely, a cracker and a pinch of salt-work five hours more; never smoke, never drink anything but barley- water, eat no dinner, and go to bed at 6 in the evening.” If anybody finds that donkeyfied sort of life suit him, by all means let him continue it. But few people would care to live to eighty on these terms. It is abundantly clear from this passage that there is a lot more than just early rising that contributes to the writers idea of a “donkeyfied sort of life”. The is no explicit suggestion that such a life is “dehumanizing” BACK
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