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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!
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!
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.
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!