Perpetually Prioritizing Other People

Shani Silver
7 min readNov 15, 2022

And why I stopped.

Photo by the author.

I’m an early riser. This is not a casual statement like one you might exchange with a new friend while re-applying gloss in a restaurant bathroom. My eyes open at 5am without an alarm, that my friend is rising early. The only way I can sleep in is if I fly to a time zone in the future.