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Pros and Cons: Glasses

Glasses are these amazing inventions that can help people to see the world in all of its crystal-clear glory. But then again, they can be a real pain to handle. Here are some pros and cons of wearing glasses.


1. You can see things. Contrary to popular belief, glasses are not just hipster accessories. They are actually used to see things with somewhat of a degree of comfort. Don’t get me wrong, contacts are pretty awesome and useful, but you don’t see people “putting on their contacts” after a long hard day’s work. I have personally had glasses since 1st grade and I would consider myself somewhat of a “glasses connoisseur”. Without them, I can’t see much other than blurry blobs of color and my glasses give me a clearer picture of the world around me. I am very thankful for them.

2. It’s another fashionable accessory. Yes, so I’ve already made the hipster glasses joke, but glasses can definitely be a fashion statement. You can choose a bright color to add some color to your wardrobe or choose a more neutral color to really make those beautiful eyes pop. Whatever your style, I’m sure that there is a pair of glasses to match. Except avoid extreme choices like an eyeglass, fake lenses, ones you can’t see your eyes behind, or glasses that look like goggles. Leave those to the experts.

3. Impression of intelligence. If I had a dime for every time a secret agent in a movie goes undercover at a college and puts on glasses “for effect”, I’d be rich enough to be that actress in the movie. Glasses have always been associated with intelligence. I don’t have the expertise to tell you why, but I can tell you that this is a fact. Google “librarian” and about 80% of the people pictured are wearing glasses. Not saying that all librarians are intelligent, but the glasses do make them look like they could repeat the entire dictionary by memory.


1. Easily smudged. The only problem with having to look through a piece of glass in order to see because it is the deciding factor in how clean you are able to see the world. I rarely take the time to clean my glasses (not the best option, I know) so I tend to be the “shirt-cleaner” of the group. You can always pick them out in a crowd because they’ll take off their glasses and grab the edge of their shirt and “clean” them off when the world begins to look like a gigantic fingerprint.

2. No extra glasses such as sunglasses, 3D glasses, or protective glasses. I don’t like 3-D movies. No, not because of the awesome graphics that seem to come alive and jump off the screen. It’s because you have to wear those silly glasses in order to see it like that. Glasses wearers will understand this completely. Having to either choose to be blinded by the sun without sunglasses or being “blind” with sunglasses. Most, including me, will not stoop down to the level of over-the-glasses sunglasses. The idea of being called six-eyes doesn’t sound all that appealing.

3. Misplacing your glasses is like misplacing your eyes. You’re getting ready for the day, about to head out the door until suddenly you realize the world outside is a bit blurrier than the usual. You laugh at the fact that you were almost going to leave the house without your glasses and you run back to find them. Except you can’t find them, you must have put them on your bed, but all your sheets are on the floor. You wish at this point there was an app that would help you. It’s a good thing your carpet is blue, the same color of your glasses. You get on your hands and knees and start raking the carpet like sand until you stumble across them, glad that they’re not broken. Now imagine this scenario but replace glasses with eyes. Pretty much the same thing in a glasses-wearer’s world.

However, even though glasses can be a pain to manage, I still love to wear them. Even though it would be nice to have perfect vision…but then again, it’s much better looking at yourself in the mirror without them, it’s like a built-in filter that makes you look flawless.

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Pros and Cons of Taking Lots of Naps

I can tell you from personal experience that napping is the closest to heaven that you’ll ever get. Seriously, I usually go to sleep feeling like a queen and wake up like a zombie. So, for all my fellow nappers or wannabe nappers out there, here is a list of why naps can be a wondrous thing but can also be your ticket to starring in the next episode of The Walking Dead.


1. Get some extra rest. If you’re like me and part nocturnal animal, you know that bedtime usually occurs around 1-3 AM. My mind seems to crank up the creative juices around this time and I can’t seem to fall asleep. I end up doing homework, writing the next great American novel…okay that’s a lie. I usually end up in the deep dark depths of YouTube watching some montage of old 70’s commercials for 43 minutes (true story). But in all honesty, when I go to sleep at 3 AM and have to get up at 8 AM the next day, it’s nice to catch a few more hours of z’s.

2. The glorious feeling of cuddling into bed. There is nothing better than coming back after a long day and throwing yourself into your bed. You wrap yourself up in the covers, curl your body up, and breath out the words “I think I’m just going to marry my bed.”

3. “Don’t worry about a thing,” as Bob Marley would say. It’s one of the places, for me, that becomes a little safe haven. A place where I can go and leave my phone on my desk and just relax. I don’t have to worry about homework, work, text messages (my bad), or first world problems. Just taking a little time to unwind during the middle of the day is just as amazing as it sounds.

However, there are some negative side effects of taking naps during the middle of the day.


1. “Ain’t nobody got time for that!” Seriously, when you’re a full-time college student, part-time worker, have a Netflix binge list, and have a social life (yes, I do have one) it makes it nearly impossible to cut out a little time for yourself to indulge in a nap. Even when you join the working force and start #adulting, it becomes harder to find time to take a break.

2. Waking up and wondering what year it is. We have all done this before. Your eyes have just parted and you glance around the room for a second wondering where the t-rex with laser eyes just went. You lift your head up and wipe the drool from your chin. Then you wonder, where am I? This then turns into, what time is it? Then you read the time “8:32” on your bright phone screen and have a little moment of panic that your late for class. This lasts for a few moments until you realize your half-hour nap at 2 PM has just ended at 8:32 PM. Oops.

3. “Just 5 more minutes,” turns into “I’m late for work.” You can say this is an apology to my co-workers for knowing me as the girl that shows up late to work because you’ve hit the snooze button a few to many times. I work at night, so when I take these “short” naps during the day, I end up getting a little too cozy. The panic that ensues when I wake up makes me look like a drunk goose on the outside as I stumble out of bed and flip on the lights. Check my hair, check my clothes, text my boss “Well s***, I fell asleep, I’m on my way” (Sorry Anna). The punishment for this usually ends up being the embarrassment I feel when people start mentioning the sheet marks on my face. But hey, at least they never seem notice the drool stains.

Overall, naps can be a wonderful thing, but just remember to sleep in moderation. Being an avid napper myself, I highly recommend it, but just remember to be wary of its side effects. So, sleep on my friends, sleep on.