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Don't forget to Spring Forward before going to bed tonight! Should we cancel Day

  1. Faith Reaper profile image88
    Faith Reaperposted 23 months ago

    Don't forget to Spring Forward before going to bed tonight! Should we cancel Daylight Savings Time?

    Yes, it's that time of year again to lose an hour's sleep.  Well, to be honest, I wish I could Spring Forward and never Fall Backwards again!  For me, I love the extended daylight hours, especially during the week as I have my long commute home from the City and it is usually dark by the time I get home. The reason "they" say is that Daylight Savings time helps to save energy during our most active hours.  What are your thoughts?  I couldn't find Daylight Savings in a Topic here ...

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  2. Jackie Lynnley profile image89
    Jackie Lynnleyposted 23 months ago

    Well spring forward use to really bother me when I was younger such as in school because I lost that whole hour and of course then I loved getting the extra one in the fall, getting to live it all over again. No it doesn't matter to me and yes I do love the extra daylight hours and will be really happy for you not being in the dark.
    The bad thing is though more daylight will make me do more outside work which I love but can often be bad for me! I will try to use my brain though and just use my extra time taking photos or doing easy things!
    Oh the flowers are out here and I am so loving it!

    1. Faith Reaper profile image88
      Faith Reaperposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      Yes, school time was rough for sure, but I just go to bed an hour earlier so it evens out. In reality, we don't lose one each day, it's just that first day, so you can catch it back up by adjusting your sleep schedule. I love daylight when I get home

  3. Sparklea profile image75
    Sparkleaposted 23 months ago

    Hi Faith!
    I am so glad you get that extra hour, because it is awful to be exhausted and driving home in the dark, especially in bad weather...pouring rain is the worst!
    That being said I have always loathed daylight savings.  I DO love it in the fall when the clock is back to NORMAL. 
    I have a problem with humans messing with God's hours...I think the only state that does not do daylight savings is Arizona, not sure.
    When I was working I could not stand losing that hour in the Spring.  To be blunt I had always had constipation problems and needed the extra 'time' in the morning to try to empty myself before going to work.  When I would lose that hour, my body had a terrible time acclimating to the change...I felt rushed, could not relax and I would feel physically miserable at work most of the time, especially the first few weeks. 
    Now that I am no longer working, the spring forward does not affect me physical wise, but I am still uncomfortable with a change that interferes with the way God created day and night.
    NOT trying to be pious or judgmental here.  I just have never liked it. I am not comfortable with it...
    Another example is a group of government people tacking the label, "Senior Citizen" on people who reach a certain age...it is a stereotype I despise...but that is a totally different topic!!! 
    Thank you for this great question.  I think I am the only one on earth that does not like daylight savings...except perhaps my twin sister!  God bless you real good!

    1. Faith Reaper profile image88
      Faith Reaperposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      Hi Sparklea, Oh, no, you're not the only person who does not like daylight savings!  I don't like it either, but I am opposite in liking the Spring forward better just because I like more time in the evenings to do things outside.  God bless you too

    2. bradmasterOCcal profile image32
      bradmasterOCcalposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      Faith
      It will be interesting to see how far CA gets in doing away with daylight savings. Then will get some new answer?? lol

    3. Faith Reaper profile image88
      Faith Reaperposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      Hi Brad, Yes, that will be interesting to follow!  If you find out something, please keep up updated.  Thanks so much.

  4. bradmasterOCcal profile image32
    bradmasterOCcalposted 23 months ago

    Arizona has been without DST and even CA is considering it.
    I am for dropping the DST.
    The one reason that I always heard about using DST was because of kids going to school in the dark. Simple solution start school an hour later, and end an hour later.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image88
      Faith Reaperposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      Hi bradmaster, that is interesting.  I am for dropping it too.  Yes, that is what my mother told me growing up about the kids going to school in the dark.  There you go!  You have solved the dilemma ...

  5. peachpurple profile image82
    peachpurpleposted 23 months ago

    malaysia doesn't observe save daylight event. I think we should because we need to conserve energy

  6. MizBejabbers profile image89
    MizBejabbersposted 23 months ago

    My answer to both your questions is, "no, and no" because I love Daylight Savings Time and look forward to it in the spring. I set those clocks right on schedule. I didn't care for DST when it first came out years ago, but then when I realized that I had daylight into the evening hours to do outside chores or just sit on the deck and watch the sunset, I loved it. I am a night person and don't even come alive until noon, so it is a godsend to me. A good reason to like DST is that if you appreciate sunsets, like I do, and don't get off work until after dark, you can actually be home (or elsewhere) to watch the sun set instead of enclosed inside  a work atmosphere.
    I wish we would stay on it because I can't see to drive very well after dark and the miles driving home can be very scary, especially if it is raining or foggy. Yesterday we lingered too long shopping and my one-eyed husband had to drive us home because he sees better with his one good eye than I do with both of mine after dark. I usually drive when we go places because his kamikaze driving terrifies me.

  7. bravewarrior profile image92
    bravewarriorposted 23 months ago

    I say cancel it. Time is time. You can't fool Mother Nature, after all! I think we're using the same amount of electricity whether we get up and go to work in the dark or come home in the dark.

    Then there's the loss of sleep factor when we spring forward. It takes a long time to adjust to getting up an hour earlier each morning. The fact that it's dark out until most of us get to work fools the brain into thinking it should be sleeping. I know I arrive to work feeling tired, even if I got plenty of sleep. That's got to affect worker productivity, don't you think? And the cost to employers for sleepy employees far outweighs the cost of electricity in the overall picture.

    Arizona doesn't adhere to Daylight Savings Time. Why should the rest of the country? Again: time is time. Don't mess with it.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image88
      Faith Reaperposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      Those are good points you have said here, Sha. Yes, I have been so tired at work too, especially today. However, I am happy not to have to drive 50 minutes or more in the dark on my way home. I love having more daylight towalk my dog for do yard work

 
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