The Repeated Daylight Saving Time Rant
I was about to go on a rant about how we have to roll our clocks back an hour tonight. Before I published my rant, I checked to make sure I wasn't repeating myself. Of course, I was. Three years ago today I wrote pretty much the same thing.
We've essentially taken an hour of sunlight we'd experience in the evening and moved it to the morning. Wouldn't it be more beneficial for our society to keep that hour of sunlight in the evening where it can be enjoyed? Does anyone really care if there's light at 7am?
We first introduced Daylight Saving Time during wartime as an effort to conserve fuel needed to produce electric power. It's time we stay there. The average citizen is no longer a farmer who follows the sun's lead in determining an appropriate hour to wake up and go to sleep. Typically, we're working from 9 to 5, Monday through Friday, and Standard Time is no longer our best option.
I still feel the same way. When we spring forward in April 07, we should stay there.
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