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And you may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile!

So those who sleep eight hours a night die younger than those who sleep less, or something. The study's methodology seems a little slapdash, and no one's sure exactly what it's saying. One suggestion is that "...doctor's recommendations that everyone get eight hours of sleep a night may have been partly influenced by the drug companies that make sleeping pills."

I don't know—I'm starting to think that sleeping patterns connect to local magnetic fields or something. Out here in Iowa I can't seem to manage on less than ten hours (like Descartes, who died at fifty—and also Goethe, I am told, though I can't find any documentation), which is ridiculous. I'm not that depressed or malnourished, I don't think. In Nevada I run on a more reasonable 8.5 hours, though this still places me in a high-risk group.

I can't figure out exactly what the Self-Identification System is supposed to do, as the English is inexpert, but I am nonetheless intrigued. You enter data about yourself, like "favorite philosopher" and "preferred position during the coitus," and this somehow places you in a ranking system.

2. Looking for an authority.
Open the Self-Identification System. Carefully look through the best twelve identifications. Select one of them which can serve as incontestable authority for you. Write the items down. Try to remember it. Try to understand motives which directed the person who selected this set. Repeat this identification with another name. Compare your power and power of your authority. Draw a conclusion.

3. Duty as authority.
Make sure that you are the member of the best-twelve society. This is a honorable status which at the same time is a complicated responsibility to be an authority for other candidates for successful identification. Open the frame "talking". Give your name and password, write a new message. You can do it without changing your data and lose your power. Try to give good advices to those who can not stand the struggle for life.

 

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