"It’s just the same story as a doctor once told me," observed the elder. "He was a man getting on in years, and undoubtedly clever. He spoke as frankly as you, though in jest, in bitter jest. ‘I love humanity,’ he said, ‘but I wonder at myself. The more I love humanity in general, the less I love man in particular. In my dreams,’ he said,
'I have often come to making enthusiastic schemes for the service of humanity, and perhaps I might actually have faced crucifixion if it had been suddenly necessary; and yet I am incapable of living in the same room with anyone for two days together, as I know by experience. As soon as anyone is near me, his personality disturbs my self-complacency and restricts my freedom. In twenty-four hours I begin to hate the best of men: one because he's too long over his dinner; another because he has a cold and keeps on blowing his nose. I become hostile to people the moment they come close to me. But it has always happened that the more I detest men individually the more ardent becomes my love for humanity.'

Did you know about inemuri?

Inemuri is the Japanese practice of sleeping on the job.

It literally means, “sleeping while present”.It is a way for an employee to show how committed they are to working. In other words, the employee spends so much time working that they sleep too little at home and have to do inemuri. Some people even fake inemuri, so that their bosses believe they are working hard. Unwritten rules apply to inemuri, including who is allowed to do it - only those high up or low down in a company - and how it is performed - the person is supposed to remain upright to show they are still socially engaged in some way. 

Tests by NASA have concluded that napping during the day can improve working memory (i.e. focusing attention on one task while holding other tasks in memory) a  fundamental ability critical to performing complex work.



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