The Sad Truth About Your Late Night Alter Ego
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The Sad Truth About Your Late Night Alter Ego

Yes, you, reading this at 2 a.m. We're looking at you.

The Sad Truth About Your Late Night Alter Ego

You know who you are. Completely immersed in the artificial lighting of your laptop, the dreaded message appears in the top right corner of your screen alerting you that you have a solid three minutes before Netflix is replaced by a black screen and a clouded reflection of the monster you have become. After a few hours of binge watching "Friends" and forgetting that they are neither real nor your friends, that moment of clarity when you catch glimpse of yourself alone in your room next to an empty bag of chips really smacks you in the face. We should all be ashamed of ourselves, right? Well… It’s hard to say.

Personally, I have always done my best work at night. Whether it be school, movie choices, or the occasional online shopping, it's like my late night alter ego is the better decision-making version of myself. Part of this comes from the impulsivity we all feel at night. It’s almost fearlessness. Something about the nighttime changes a little bit of everyone, and you do that one irrational thing because you’re alone in your room and no one is there to judge you.

Think about it, you’re more likely to buy a shirt that’s not really your style but only eleven dollars at Urban Outfitters because, heck; it’s from Urban Outfitters and its eleven dollars. You’re also more likely to make an emotional decision, for example, calling an ex or ordering pizza. And yes, pizza counts as an emotional decision, and therefore it needs no explanation. You want to do it, and you think, “Hey, what have I got to lose?” Well, I’ll tell you, it’s a lot of pride and most of those calories you worked off at the gym earlier (but if its Pizza X, we’ll let it slide).

During the day, we all feel the pressure to appear a certain way, and unless you’re around the right people, it’s very hard to feel relaxed and be yourself. I think this is a big reason why our generation’s relaxation time is usually the night. We are going, going, going during the day, and by the end of it, we’ve gotten everything we need to do done except spending time for ourselves. So, order that cheesy bread and call that horrible ex from your past at 2 a.m. It’s your life, and if late night you doesn’t do it, daytime you sure won’t. Life’s much too short to not make horrible mistakes you’ll regret in the morning.

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