It’s about time we learn to take our time

6 Jun 2017

Recently, the successful and well-received implementation of a later start time — by 45 minutes — at Nanyang Girls’ High School prompted Dr Michael Chee, director of the Centre of Cognitive Neuroscience at Duke-NUS Medical School, to highlight the dangers of inadequate sleep.

I read both pieces of news with great interest, because it led me to think about our relationship with time, since the lack of sleep has surely something to do with the competing uses to which time is allocated.

J T Fraser, the late polymath founder of the International Society for the Study of Time, wrote: “Tell me what you think of time, and I shall know what to think of you.”

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Dr Adrian W J Kuah is senior research fellow and head, Case Studies Unit at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. This article was published in Today on 6th June 2017.

Dr Adrian W J Kuah

Head (Case Studies Unit) & Senior Research Fellow