The biological clock is out of sync and we live against our biological rhythm!

I often think about the human life cycle and what we do with our time. And it seems that some things went wrong during evolution or maybe we are not perfect yet. To add to the misery, humans are so good at inventing rules that run counter to our biological clock, which adds to the errors. The sum of it all is that our biological clock, which we so often refers to in order to explain why life is the way it is, are out of sync!

Read on and you will see what I mean and read it with a bit of humour! I will give you several examples and some more or less crazy solutions to the problems! Feel free to add more in the comment section!

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At the age of 80 the first signs of senility starts to show and we often hear older people say: “what you don’t have in your head you must have in your legs”. But that is absolutely nonsense because when the time comes when your memory starts to decrease you don’t “have it” in your legs either! In fact many older people can barely walk at all! So then you are a double loser because you don’t remember where you put your things, like glasses, your keys and so on. And you don’t remember if you turned off the stove or if you already have checked the post that day. And you aren't able to walk around to check and search for the lost items either! Because your body has given up and isn't with you any more! You have already walked so many miles that now, when you are old, you should be allowed to sit around quietly and enjoy a calmer life! But no! Instead, we are forced to feel anxiety about all possible little things with the result that we can’t have that quite and calm life that we should have and also deserve!

So the first error is:

There must have been some mistake done here since the human body isn’t fit to cope with senility when we get older.

The second error is:

Something is definitely wrong here because teens are not mature enough to handle acne!


Acne usually appears in the most sensitive age, the teenage! How can that be? People in their teens are impatient and severely insecure! Every little flaw will be thoroughly scrutinized and examined. It can be a hairstyle that is wrong or some clothes that don’t behave like they are supposed to! Everything that is not perfect can cause a total disaster and ruin a day completely. There is nothing but black and white what teenagers are concern; either it is good or it is a catastrophe! And what happens in that age? The face on a teenager is more or less covered with acne!! That is beyond disaster for a teen and the rest of the family will know when a new pimple starts to show. As a family member you know that something is wrong when the door slams “boom” or when you see the sad face of your teen. In this impossible atmosphere, you as a parent have the ungrateful task to try and teach your child how to deal with acne. And you try to tell them; Let the acne mature, do not squeeze them out because if you do, you can get scar forever or even worse, you can actually help the bacteria spread to other places in your face. And don’t eat chocolate, don’t wear so much make up, don’t use soap in your face, do not use peeling products on your face so often and so on.

But what do the teenager do? They spend hour after hour squeezing every little red pimple that dare to show up in their face, they wash and peel their faces until their skin is dry as an desert and they wear layer upon layer of creams and powder to cover up the red acne. And no matter how beautiful they look, they feel miserable inside! Every time they look in the mirror they only see the red pimple and they are convinced that their life is finished.


So, here is my solution:


We should get acne at the age of 80! Imagine an old lady or old gentlemen at the age of 80- 90, sitting in their chair calmly reading the newspaper or watch TV with their face covered with acne! Shouldn't that be OK? Yes it should be OK because they wouldn't mind at all! They would let the acne mature in peace and quite and they could even have a daily routine when they examined the pimple to see if it is ready or not. They simply wouldn't care at all and the acne could just be there. No squeezing, no peeling, no outburst of anxiety over a red pimple! The best part is that because of poor eye sight that eventually occur to everyone with age, they will probably see only half of the pimples!


Wouldn’t it be better if senility where more common in teenage years instead since at that age they normally don’t remember anything besides their own important person anyway. And most teens also have some supervision from their parents to prevent major disasters to occur! And if they forgot where they put their things it would be all right, since they have no trouble walking some extra miles searching and looking for lost items. In fact, it would only do them good to make them a bit more active!

The third error is:

When humans biologically are able to have children they are not mentally ready to be a parent!

More oddities!

The sexual debut usually comes in the absolutely worst timing ever, in the teenage years! This is the time when most teenagers feel unsecure and spend hours and hours in front of a mirror trying to figure out if they are good enough or also try to figure out who they really are. Teens are supposed to transform into an adult and that process can be both painful and hard. Their hormones make their life up side down and turn their reality into a mad rollercoaster. One day they feel secure and all right and the next day, or the next hour, they feel they are totally worthless. They search amongst friends to find someone they can identify with and they try out to be several different persons until they find out who they really are. And at this critical time in their life they are also supposed to have sex for the first time. Or, at least their hormones tell them that they should. Not a very good combination!

Young people at the age around fifteen to twenty years are biologically best suited for having children. At that age the human body is best suited for having a baby physically, but most young people in that age are not ready ata ll!

Having a baby is a major responsibility and you need to be both present and patient. But most people in that age are neither present nor patient. They are fully occupied with all kind of things; they must study hard in order to get a job to support them selves and they must also learn the skill of making a relationship going. In the age after twenty most people are starting to get seriously interested in a steady relationship with someone and that kind of commitment takes a major bit of learning. Suddenly you don’t have only yourself to think about, you must compromise in a way you have never done before. If you on top of it have a baby to care for you will have a difficult time.

In our way of living it would be better if we had children later on in life when we have done all the things we wanted! We would have the money and the ability to take some time off and be able to spend time with our children. And we would be both present and patient!

The fourth error is:

We inherit money to late in life!

Now lets move on to only a few of the unpractical things that we as humans have decided!

In our middle age many of us loose our parents and then we inherit the belongings from our parents. But at that age the worst struggling years when there never is enough money is over. You have struggled like a maniac trying to hold everything together with a new apartment or a new house, new car, small children, new carreer that meant that you had to act like you didn’t have a family at all and that you only had commitment to your job. You have done all that at the same time as you struggled to be successful in every possible way. And when all that is done and you have enough money to get by, THEN you inherit money!

What is the use of that? Wouldn’t it be better if you inherited your grandparents instead? In that way you would have a better chance of inherit at a time when you needed it the most and the money would come very useful.

The fifth error is:

Young people must be multitasking in a way that isn't suited for humans!

The poor young humans!

Considering that the human body are biologically best suited for having children around the age of twenty our way of living doesn't make it easy for young people. Around twenty years we must get everything going at the same time! We must travel to all places on this planet in order to be part of the mobile generation since “everybody” do travel. We must get a job after our long education and we don’t just have to get a job! No, we must also climb and climb fast within the organisation, make a carreer before we get too old! And all the companies want to employ those young and “hungry” (but exhausted and confused) people. In fact many employers prefer young people before middle-aged people.

Young people must also find somewhere to live and run a home on their one for the first time. And young people must think about getting a family, because our biological clock is ticking, it is time now!

All this is impossible to do at the same time if the result is supposed to be good. Only to be in love can take up all our waken hours!

So what is the result of all this?

In our way of living we make sure that humans are constantly tired! Throughout our whole life!

My solution to this is:

Let the young people be young and focus on the things they are best suited for: to start a home and a family! Let them inherit their grandparents to help them get by a few years while they focus on the important job of making sure the human specie gets the best start possible and with maximum chance for the children to be the best humans possible. That is a task that now come in second hand or something that we do at the same time we do everything else! Anyone can understand that this isn’t going to make human as specie more successful.

Middle-aged people!

Wouldn’t it be better if the companies focused on middle-aged people rather than younger people? People in their middle age are clever, more secure and should be an enormous resource. And if we didn’t have to do everything at the same time when we where young I think we would have more power left and also felt a hunger after a working carrier in our middle-age years.

In the way we live now we know it isn’t so! No, in our middle age we start to get a bit tired, and the thought of a new carreer may not seem so tempting. We begin to feel that after all those hard working years we are entitled to more spare time and a better life. Because we think we have deserved it from working all those hard years.

And what about the older people?

The older people have lived a long life and wisdom and experience is something that comes with age, as we all know. Yes, everybody knows that, but we don’t use his or her knowledge. Instead, we almost exclude the older people and think that younger people know so much better. Many mistakes are therefor made over and over again and it seems like humans will never learn. We move forward when it comes to inventing new tools that will make our complicated life easier, (or more complicated depending on how you look at it) but we don’t move so much forward as specie.

So, by now I hope you understand what I mean by saying that the biological clock and the biological rhythm is out of sync and that humans add to the error and make it worse with all our rules. It also explains why it is so hard to be a human being.

Feel free to add some more odd facts and things!

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rambansal 5 years ago from India

Biological clock works only when day is used for work and night for the rest and recovery. In the modern fast and round-the-clock life, this is rarely possible. This disturbs the biological clock. Soon, we will forget all about it.

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Larry Fields 5 years ago from Northern California

Voted up and funny. Tina wrote:

"Many mistakes are therefor made over and over again and it seems like humans will never learn."

This reminds me of a famous Einstein quote:

"The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, and expecting a different result."

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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden Author

Hi rambansal, Maybe we will forget about the biological clock! But evolution is very slow and our stone age bodies doesn't seem to know that we should live in another way instead. Very interesting thought, and that might be the problem! Thanks for sharing your view,


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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden Author

Larry Fields, I agree totally with Einsteins quote! We seem to be focusing on only certain things and the question is if this behavior will take us forward as humans. I am glad you voted up and funny and thanks for the quote by Einstein! He had a great mind! Thanks,


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

We can't deny that we certainly passing through all of you said above, just wait and see. It's our destiny as human and we must give our grateful to God. Very inspiring hubs and I learn many things from you. Good job, Tina. I love the solution you gave to us. Rated up (useful, awesome, interesting). Take care!


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MartieCoetser 5 years ago from South Africa

What a nail you’ve hit on his head with this sentence of yours: “.... humans are so good at inventing rules that run counter to our biological clock, which adds to the errors...” And not only counter to our clock, but to our entire nature.

And how true about the legs. Last week, after tests that costed me an ‘arm and a leg’, the swelling and consentaneous pain in my legs were diagnosed as normal aging! I am devastated! At 80 - if I ever make those old bones - I will definitely not be able to walk.

Since the age of 30 I cannot always remember where I’ve put stuff such as my car keys. Some nasty, invisible devils always-always hide them, and then, just before I loose my mind, they put it right in front of my eyes – exactly where I have looked for them more than once.

Cannot tell you how many times I have to turn back home to ensure myself that if I’ve locked the front door.

OMW.! and I am not yet 60. So God help me!

Let me rather not cover the rest of your hub, Tina! You’ve said it all - my own thoughts about everything. And I can justify everything with personal experience – maybe not all by self, but at least by someone I know.

Life/Nature has a mind of its own; Nature/Life seems to be ridiculous, unfair and merciless. As if it simply needs us on this planet – like soil needs earthworms - with no regards whatsoever to our biological clock or internal nature.

Voted UP, relevant, tragic, funny and awesome.

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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden Author

Hi Prasetio, I am glad you could see the humor and that you liked my solutions:) Yes, we will pass through all of these stages, and I have passed through many of them already. But I am not ready for senility just yet! I like your view on this and envy you your patience and your certainty.Personally, I must say that I would want to change some of these errors! Thanks for reading Prasetio, I value your comments very much,

Take care and I hope you have a great day


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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden Author

Hi Martie, Oh, you are right, we are living against our nature! Why on earth must we make it so difficult for us!

It must be awful to hear that the pain in the legs are normal aging! And at your age!! I think you should see another doctor, it is so difficult to accept that sort of diagnose! I hope they gave you something for the pain at least or some advices.

I am sad to say that I also run back to the house in the mornings, just to check things, so now I have began to go a bit earlier, otherwise I would never catch the bus! And I am not 50. There have also been many times when I have accused my husband of hiding things, or been convinced that he has thrown away items, just to find them in places where I know only I could have put them. So now I don't accuse him anymore, I just wait for the items to reappear:)

Life really is tragic to some extent and we are just one of the species on this planet. Still evolving into something. I guess that our biggest fault is to think that we, the humans, are perfect. Since we think we are the highest ranked specie on this planet we expect nothing but perfection.

Thank you so much Martie, your comment is also relevant, tragic, funny and awesome and I appreciate it,


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Alastar Packer 5 years ago from North Carolina

Oh my but did you bring the memories with the acne section Tina. Back in the day all teens in American put this stuff called clearasil on which was fairly useless. And so true that's not an age to handle such facial problems properly. 80 would be much better indeed! Oh and how very true on most teens self absorption. A little senility would go a long way for peace and contentment all round. Thoroughly enjoyed your solutions and humorous hub my friend, you have a marvelous take on things. Tack Tina!

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AliciaC 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

This is a funny hub, Tina, but it also has a lot of very good ideas! I love the photo of the clock, too - it suits your hub perfectly, and nicely sums up the confusion of our biological clock and biological rhythm!

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teaches12345 5 years ago

Your reflection on life stages leaves one pondering! God must have a sense of humor because things sometimes seem hilarious when you think about them in the light you mention. Yes, why is it that we suddenly get what life is about and then we are too old to truly enjoy it? Oh well, guess it happens like it does for a reason. Enjoyed reading your hub.

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denisemai 5 years ago from Idaho

Sometimes I think my teenagers are senile.

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Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

Hi Tina,

Excellent perception on life and I agree that teens should be senile and focus on other important things :)

But, I feel that the Almighty made our clocks in the present way so that we make mistakes, we fall and then learn from them...

voted up as interesting and out of the box!

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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

What a clever hub Tina! I love the picture of the clock - it's perfect!

I agree acne should be for the over 80's only!

A great thought provoking and fun hub, I really enjoyed reading thank you and voted up.

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kashmir56 5 years ago from Massachusetts

What a very awesome hub and i agree acne should be for the over 80's, i had it when i was a teenager and it sucked. If we read more thought provoking hubs like this maybe it could slow down our memory loss .

Awesome and vote up !!!

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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden Author

Hi Alastar, clearasil sounds familiar and all teens in Sweden also used it! But as you say, it didn't do so much use. I feel for all teens with acne since I know how it feels. I didn't have so much acne, but I didn't like the few I had:) Thanks for your encouragement and I am glad to share these humorous thoughts with you Alastar! I always enjoy reading your comments,


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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden Author

Alicia, I am glad you agree with me and like my solutions! We can not do so much about nature but I think we could make life a little bit easier for all of us. It is always great to see you alice and I appreciate your comment, Thanks!


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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden Author

Hi teaches, Yes, I think about life now and then. It is inevitable and many things that we do are so strange. We seem to make life a lot more difficult than it must be, but I have no idea how or if our behavior and habits will change. Thanks you for reading and for reassuring me that my thoughts are relevant:) I appreciate your visit,


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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

I learn so much from you. Awesome work, food for thought and what a brilliant hub as always Thougtforce. Voting up and pressing those buttons too!

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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden Author

Hi denisemai, Ha, I know exactly what you mean and that was my thought when I suggested that senility would be much better for teens:)) They have too much on their mind and to many things to think about!

Thanks for your comment and we need to have patience with them!


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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden Author

Hi Ruchira, I see what you mean and unfortunately I know that there isn't so much to do about it besides go with life as it is. We make mistakes as we go along. Maybe that is the purpose with life. Thanks for your thoughts on this and I am glad you liked this one! I appreciate your comment


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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden Author

Hi Movie, Yes I was so glad when I found the picture of that broken clock, it was just what I was looking for! Thanks for your vote on acne at 80, imagine how much easier it would be for the teens:)


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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden Author

Hi Tom, Yes, acne is a horrifying time for a teen and so many of us has had that experience. Acne seems to be one of the problems that stay unsolved! Oh, that was a great thought, and if you are right, then we are the lucky ones because there are so much interesting and thought provoking hubs to read at Hubpages. Lets keep on sharing them tom, and keep our brain in trim, Thanks for your comment, it is so welcome! I hope you have a great day,


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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden Author

Hi acaetnna! Thank you so much for reading and for your positive comment! I am glad you liked my thoughts about the strange things we do in our life! We need some humor to deal with it! I wish you a great weekend!,


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Silver Fish 4 years ago from Edinburgh Scotland

You made me smile- some really accurate observations and suggestions- thanks! Voted up.

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thougtforce 4 years ago from Sweden Author

Silver Fish, Reality sometimes gives me strange ideas and many things in our life need a bit of humor:) Thanks for reading and for the votes! I hope you have a great day!


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molometer 4 years ago

I found this hub very thought provoking.

You made some good points.

Why is it the way it is?

How can we change it?

Voted up and interesting.

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Earthy Mother 4 years ago from South East England

I really enjoyed this was witty, thoughtful and also amusing! Voted up and following you! xx

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Judi Bee 4 years ago from UK

Senility shouldn't start until I'm 80? I am definitely out of sync - it's here already!

Enjoyed this hub, voted up etc.

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thougtforce 4 years ago from Sweden Author

Hi Molometer! I am so glad you liked this one:) We do make life difficult for us with some of the things we do! Personally, I struggle with a teenage daughter with acne, a senile mother, and I see how hard it is for young people to get it together with children, house, career, life and time so I felt the need to write this. Unfortunately I think it will be difficult to change any of this, or if it is possible, it will take some time. Thank you for the great comment, I am glad you could see through my humorous take on this!

Best wishes to you


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thougtforce 4 years ago from Sweden Author

Hi Earthy Mother, I often find humor to be a great way to deal with serious issues and I am so glad to know that you like this!

Thank you for reading, for the comment and for the follow! I am glad to meet you here


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thougtforce 4 years ago from Sweden Author

Hi Judi Bee! Lol, that sounds just like me and I really wonder over myself some days! I think we have days that are more out of sync than others:)) Thank you for your lovely comment and for the votes!


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