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I don't think this is the ideal time to try to get everyone to do anything unnecessary. Like messing with people's clocks. There is plenty of change already well underway. (It might not always feel like it on the surface, but it is real and massive and ultimately very  positive.) If we keep adding additional little changes when we don't have to, some foks are only going to blow their circuits from the strain of trying to keep up.

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I've always loved Falling Back an hour because I still associate it with getting up an hour later for school. It was such a nice feeling.

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It really doesn't matter much to me. When I traveled to France every year, I had to adjust to a six-hour time difference. One hour is no big deal, although taking children to the school bus stop in the dark is not a great idea.

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@liliblu wrote:

@sunshine45 wrote:

@liliblu 

 

you must go to work VERY early. during standard time the morning gets brighter earlier.....much better for kids in school also, especially those who have to wait at a bus stop or walk.


Sunrise after the time falls back is after 7:00 am after the time change.  When I work in the office I do leave very early in the morning.  I have to drive into DC, park and walk 5 blocks to the office.  My start time is 6:30 am.  Traffic in the DMV area can be brutal.  


 

 

you DO go into work early. i have family member who work in DC.....one lives five blocks away so he doesnt have to deal with traffic because he walks into work. another lives about half an hour away so she leaves about an hour before she is due in.

 

 

once december 21 hits (the longest night of the year) it is all uphill from there.

 

overall, the people who love DST have the better end of the stick, especially because it is much longer now than standard time.

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@suzyQ3 wrote:

@Ladybug724 wrote:

What I wish they would do is go back to Standard Time this fall and then keep it. I like when it gets dark earlier and I also like the extra hour.


@Ladybug724, maybe I just need another cup of coffee, but if we went only on Standard Time (which is would love), wouldn't we get that that extra hour only once?


Yes of course. But we wouldn't have to lose that hour in the spring. Which is a tough adjustment.

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@liliblu wrote:

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@lovesrecess The amount of daylight doesn't change just because we move the hands on the clock. That is a common misconception. The time of year, the angle of the sun, and nature determine the length of daylight and dark. It doesn't matter what the clock says: where I live there are about 15 hours of daylight in summer and 15 hours of night in the dead of winter. So add me to the list of people who wish that DST would be eliminated and the same time used all year long.


@Buffalogal47  What a sensible post. Of course the amount of daylight doesn't change. It's perceptions that change. My wish would be for a nation-wide choice to eliminate DST. Leaving it up to individual states would become very confusing and would require far more coordination, especially for those who cross state lines for work or travel. We already have multiple times zones and my own opinion is that we don't need to make things more complex by having some states observing DST while others don't.


It's also a post tht doesn't take people's schedules into account. When they time falls back I leave for work in the dark and return home in the dark.  Instead of having an hour of daylight when I get home anything I do outside is in darkness.  It effects my mood and my sleep patterns.  It's always been an issue for me.  I function better on Daylight Saving Time.  


I'd posit we're each suggesting what might work best or make the most sense for our own lives. With something like this, it's pretty much all we can do. No possible choice is going to accommodate everyone's distinct schedule.


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Isn't this an ongoing discussion every single time the time changes?

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@Kachina624

 

I love it too.   I want DST all year long.   I hate it getting dark so early in the winter.   Although it's not as bad here as it was in Philly.  Pitch dark at 4:30.  Awful.