Why do we still excercise the time change (daylight savings) here in America?
Daylight savings time, I understood as a child was implemented for the farmers. It is called
"daylight savings", but who is really saving? Do we really care that it is dark out by five o'clock. Most farmers I know move by the sun and not the clock. Hmmmm...
"Farmers" are just the people who live by the sun, so DON'T need DST. It really applies more to urbanites whose lives are arranged by the mechanical clock....
Ironically, we now know that, statistically, DST doesn't much affect the amount of electricity that people use (That's one of the claimed "benefits" of DST.)... since people simply adjust their activities to accomodate the change of the clock....
Though the purpose of DST has changed over the years, I believe it is quite useful. I believe that a majority of people's day are based around a 9 to 5 job. With the DST, this allows more daylight for family outdoor activities and outside seasonal chores such as mowing, gardening, painting that are not done in the winter.
The best people to ask about DST would be people from Arizona because they do not recognize DST. I bet that confuses Californians!
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