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wheelchairman
01-24-2007, 08:27 PM
I've just become a member of the B-Society.

The B-society is based on the idea that there are two kinds of people. A-people and B-people. A-people like to get up early, and go to bed early. They represent a minority in today's society.

B-people are different, they generally like to get up later and go to sleep later. They live under the tyranny (lol) of tradition and the preferences of the a-people.

Personally I'm a b-person. I like staying up late, and waking up late. I find this organization half funny, but also half interesting. I mean I would like to wake up later and just work or study until later. I care a lot more about that than I do starving kids in Africa, abortions, gay marriage, internet piracy, copyright laws, and socialism.

Now for some quotes from the website www.b-samfund.dk (I'll translate):




Are you a B-Person?


Do you love relaxed morning moments and active evening times?

Do you think life is too short for the morning rush hour?

Are you most productive after 10:00?



Join the B-Society.

The B-Society is a union for B-people in Denmark.
The B-Society stands for the B-Peoples way of life, and for creating new social infrastructure that support this way of life.

The B-society will create a new B-rhythm in schools and institutions as an alternative to the current A-rhythm: Early up and early home.

The B-Socity is for you who wants B-work, B-family, and a B-society.

Membership is free.





Agricultural Society was for A-People -
Innovation-society is for both A- and B- people!

Why are we still waking up like in the old days, when the rooster crowed and the cows moaned, when only 5% of the population still work in the agricultural and fishing industries?

Why must everything happen in the same rhythm and tempo with the result that we have an infrastructure problem?

Why support the social infrastructure for those people who work in a 8-16 rhythm?

It's a common opinion in Denmark that the future must live off of internal thought processes: ideas, creativity, innovation and design.
Then it's only a matter of working during the times where one is most productive.

We want to create a society for both those who support A- and B- people's ways of life. A society where it's acceptable and respected to meet at a later time, simply because it suits your personal rhythm and lifestyle. Because it's people's different rhythms which support growing social values. When people work in their own rhythm, it will result in an improved quality of life and thus less stress.


So what do y'all think?

0r4ng3
01-24-2007, 08:36 PM
Um, so, is there a group for those that like to go to sleep late and get up early?
I don't like to sleep.

wheelchairman
01-24-2007, 08:40 PM
Yeah. It's call the Gay and Lesbian Alliance.

0r4ng3
01-24-2007, 08:46 PM
Sounds interesting. I'll check that out then.

sKratch
01-24-2007, 08:54 PM
So what do y'all think?

I think you referred to B-People as A-people in your third paragraph.

wheelchairman
01-24-2007, 09:03 PM
I think you referred to B-People as A-people in your third paragraph.

I think you're right.

And edited.

T-6005
01-24-2007, 10:53 PM
Personality types I read about in Psychology.

I'm a B-person. But a lot of people don't enjoy thinking of themselves as high-strung and overserious.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_B_personality

Jebus
01-24-2007, 11:50 PM
From what I've read, they've already started doing this in a few high schools in the US. Instead of starting school at 7:45, it starts at 8:40 and it ends an hour later. I would have loved to have that schedule back in high school because staying awake in first period was always hell. You'd get into those half asleep/half awake lapses (even with a full night's sleep) and teachers would get angry at you for putting you head down. You'd be putting all your effort into staying awake, not paying attention so keeping your eyes open really wouldn't help learning the material.

That's what so great about college/university. You get to pick you own schedule so you could stay up late studying and go to school later in the morning without being worried about sleep deprivation.

Mota Boy
02-03-2007, 07:31 AM
How serious are they?

wheelchairman
02-03-2007, 08:05 AM
I get the impression unfortunately, that they are pretty serious. But it's hard to tell with some of their sayings.

Mota Boy
02-03-2007, 08:12 AM
Hah, well, they're as serious as B-people can be. "Let's protest parliament!" "OK, but not before ten a.m." "Ten? Are you crazy? Noon, I say!" "But that's breakfast!" "How about three?" "Screw it, let's meet up in a pub and plan some more."

wheelchairman
02-03-2007, 08:18 AM
It's strange though. The government is considering all public workplaces to run on these schedules. At least in some sectors, I skimmed the articles so I'm not entirely sure.

Duskygrin
02-03-2007, 11:16 AM
It's healthier to get up early & go to bed early (early to bed & early to rise); but on the wiki article they put down the A-cat as health-jeopardizing & coronary-disease inducing.

I don't really get this. I'd like to be an early riser (I used to be) but with modern life it's impossible... I always end up working late in the evening & at night in the wee hours.