What time we do we all have free to work on this project, asked one of my group partners. “We can work on the project at seven tomorrow morning”, was my answer. Suddenly the expression on their faces changed. My answer was not what my course mates wanted to hear. We hadn’t worked enough on an important homework that could terribly affect our grades; however, no one was willing to sacrifice some sleep to make up for it. I ask why no one wanted to do work early in the morning. “We can’t think in the morning; we are not a morning people,” seemed to be their main reply. This was my freshman year and I didn’t know the meaning of this saying, morning person. Later I ask my girlfriend what it was, and she told me that in America people could sleep until 11:00 am with no problem at all.
In my country it’s almost a sin to sleep past nine. Only if one was drunk the night before parents would accept teens to sleep until late. And yes, teens drink before eighteen which is the legal age for drinking in my country. Even after spending the night parting you are still expected to get up and work. So when I heard that people could not function in the morning I was curious to know why. This is what I have gathered in my years of living in America.
There are two main types of people the morning person and the night person. For those who don’t know the difference, a night person is one that can stay up until late hour in the night with no problem at all. They can think clearly after midnight and they can write five page papers between 1:00 am and 4:00 am with no problem. (They are a kind of a type human-vampire if that makes any sense.) However, the next morning they cannot wake up. Only by the power of almighty coffee they are able to stay awake. The morning person, on the other hand, cannot stay up till very late. After certain hour in the night they have to go to bed. However, they can be up and working as soon as possible in the morning with no need from coffee or any other kind of legal drug.
In my concept, the morning person phenomenon is a choice or a bad custom. No one in other countries suffer with this type of problem because we have to get up every day between 5:00 am and 6:00 am to be at school at 7:00 am. Classes start at 7:15 so you better be up and ready to learn math, science or physics.
I want the walking zombies to chew on this and tell me what you think if they are awake.