I have never understood the logic behind Daylight Savings Time. Most of our nation uses it. We all set our clocks and watches forward one hour in the spring and backwards one hour in the fall. I do understand that this will change the times of the sunrise and sunset. I have always been told that this is done to give the farmers and extra hour of daylight to work in the fields and that children don’t have to wait at the bus stop in the mornings in darkness. While this may be true, I fail to see the purpose. God gives us 24 hours in every day. It doesn’t matter what we do to the clocks, we still have 24 hours every day. We can slice it any way we like, but it’s still only 24 hours.
This year is the earliest we have ever moved to Daylight Savings Time. We moved the clocks ahead on March 13, 2011. It takes my internal clock about a week to adjust to this change. I wake up every morning at 7:00am, without an alarm. Now I wake up at 8:00am. That means I start each day already an hour behind.
When I was a child I waited many mornings in the dark. The only thing that caused me to be fearful were my older brothers, who likedto jump from behind the bushes. This darkness had no lasting negative effects on me. I know our society has many other issues concerning our children and I don’t mean to make light of that, but there will always be something to fear.
I say if the farmers want an extra hour to work, let them get up an hour earlier. Why should we all have to adjust our lives twice a year to accommodate a few.? If you have a good explanation, please let me know.