Wednesday, November 2, 2016

A Day In The Life

Here's a fascinating little visual data for you: How the average American spends their day. It's a little mesmerizing.

I'm always a little surprised how diverse everyone's schedule seems to be--which I guess makes sense. Most people are going to spend their entire lives interacting with people who are on the same schedule as themselves--in fact, that's pretty much by definition. So while most of this graph (or whatever it should be called) falls in line with what makes sense, there's still a few unanswered questions:
  • What on earth are people doing for leisure at 7 in the morning? Nothing is fun at that hour, but about 10% of us are doing it.
  • I know we're all a hedonistic lot, but I'm still a little shocked that just as many people are at leisure than at work pretty much through the day--at least after 10am.
  • Is dicking around on the computer considered leisure? That...explains a lot, actually.
  • I think it's weird that no one goes for professional care from pretty much 6pm onwards...until 11pm. Then it kicks on all night. Hmm, I wonder what that could possibly be?
  • I don't think Phone Calls goes above less than 1% all day long. That's how it should be, since only charlatans and ne're-do-wells talk on the phone like a barbarian.
  • Sadly, there doesn't appear to be any guide as to what the categories mean, so I don't know the difference between "Housework," "Household Care," or "Non-Household Care." I know it's probably the difference between scrubbing the dishes, fixing the gutters, and scraping gum off of your car seat, but that's an educated guess.
  • I tried following one of the dots to see if I could catch some weirdo who went from sleeping to religious services to work to housework to sports to professional services, but I slowly realized I was cornering myself into the mysterious "Misc" category, and who knows what goes on there.

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