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Sleep My Little One is a science fiction story that has the same general prediction as many speculative and science fiction stories the degradation of the quality of life This story however focuses on a much overlooked luxury sleep In Sleep My Little One Lois Tilden predicts a day when science has found a way to end a need for sleep Instead of sleeping for eight hours all that is needed is a thirty minute relaxation exercise There are two main themes of this story the over-scheduling of life and the importance of sleep especially for a child In the story children do everything from soccer to basketball swimming and every other activity imaginable The thought of people turning off their childrens sleep in order to homework or work harder doesnt take much imagination In fact such isnt far from life today where children might have 5 different sports Many times parents live vicariously through their children and I wouldnt be too surprised that a parent would stop their child from sleeping so they could get that A on the report card or make first string on the football team Many times parents - as well as teachers - think about what a child is capable of achieving yet they forget that children are children they need time to have fun play and most importantly sleep Also the thought of people turning off sleep in order to work longer or do homework isnt too outrageous either Many parents also give each other a kiss as they run past each other in the hallway because one sleeps while the other works It is a side-effect of women in the workplace it allows women to work outside the home like many men but also ruins family and married life in many families as well Moreover just like many parents are driven to make their children achieve Im sure that many adults are themselves driven to impress at
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