Daylight Savings Time

Recently it was questioned whether daylight savings time was actually worthwhile, and there was even talk of getting rid of the tradition altogether.

I, for one, have never seen the point in changing back the clocks just so we can try and sneak in an extra hour of daylight…it just means the sun rises earlier in the morning, after all. The whole DST has been nothing but a nuisance, in my opinion. It causes people to be late for work (mostly in the spring change), screws up normal sleeping patterns, and makes it necessary to make a news update twice a year just to make sure everyone is informed.

So my question is, do you think the DST should be abolished? Why or why not?

Answer #1

We do it in the fall to gain an hour…that’s why it’s called “daylight savings time”. There’s the story behind it.

The main purpose is to save on electricity, which doesn’t matter, in my opinion, because the sun just comes up an hour earlier.

Answer #2

no. There is a story behind why we do it. it is actually impotant. I would look it up.

Answer #3

DST is not a nusence it gives me an extra hour of sunlight in the spring but in the fall, it’s just too dark too quickly.

Answer #4

Daylight Saving Time does not accomplish what it set out to. Kids are standing around for buses in the dark in the morning. It screws up the biological clocks we all have. It should be abolished.

I now reside in Jakarta. It is near the equator and there is, give or take a few seconds, 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness. They do not have DST and my biological clock is functioning extremely well.

If you have any influence, let’s call it off. Ben Franklin may have thought it saved a candle or two, but it’s just not worth it.

Answer #5

I honestly think we should get rid of it all together, as it doesn’t accomplish anything in modern day times, other than being sort of a pain for the average person.

I say get rid of it!

Answer #6

It was supposed to be a form of energy conservation… but… it doesn’t work…

Answer #7

The correct term is Daylight Saving Time (no s on the end of Saving).

In the spring (March) we set the clocks ahead an hour to GAIN an extra hour of daylight in the evening. In the fall (November) we set the clocks back an hour losing that extra evening daylight hour.

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Answer #8

I like it. It spices our world up. I don’t really see the point in it at all though. I used to think when I was little that that we had to cause of something to do with the sun, but I was little and didn’t know it was sorta meaningless. Daylight savings never bothered me. But if we get rid of it, then a whole lot of people would get confused and some would be an hour ahead and some would be an hour behind.

Answer #9

kind of yeah like you said there’s really no point in it.

Answer #10

I’ve always hated it, and I agree I think its pointless just do it, so we can have an so called extra hour. I dont care which time they leave it on, but leave it on one and move on. not all places have this, so it isn important. I dont think it changes electricity, if it does, it isn worth the change. like you said, its more hassel, people bein late for important things, and as its also been said, the hassel of changing all the clocks in the house, if youre like my house you have a lot of clocks, and its hassel remember to get all of them. b/c all of them doesn change theirself. I think its pointless, leave it on one time, and be done with it.

Answer #11

It is a pain in the rear…Aside from all the other arguments against it to me it’s a hassle because then you have to get your young children to bed at a different time. And anyone with kids knows what a hassle it is to get them to go to bed early!! Personally I don’t think it saves me any money on my electric…my kids always need lights on anyway. My Uncle is a farmer and he has said it screws up his morning time (as religionisgood said).

Weren’t they trying to make it were we would move the clocks back 2 hours instead of 1? Ridicules if you ask me.

Answer #12

I’ve never been a big fan of daylight savings time. It’s practiced here in Germany, too. My uncle is a farmer and he hates it, because early morning is his busiest time of day during planting season. Moving the clocks forward an hour screws up his schedule.

For the average person, it’s just a hassle to remember changing all your clocks. As a morning person, I like having my daylight in the early morning, rather than in the late afternoon and evening. And it’s arguable whether DST really saves electricity consumption.

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