A writer for Inverse asks: I’m hard-wired to go to sleep late. Does that make me a bad person?
And there’s the rub: The American workweek does not — and some would argue cannot — bend for late-risers. Many owls have found their way into industries that can support their schedules, like bartending, stand-up comedy, or hostingTales from the Crypt. But, the fact remains that most jobs fall into the 9 to 5 framework. Furthermore, there’s something of a pervasive workplace mentality that honors those who get in first. Why? Tim Cook probably sleeps better than I do. That’s just the way his body is wired. You wouldn’t call out someone who has migraine headaches. Why do we think it’s okay to throw stones at the tired guy?