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- November 5, 2011 by PKHawk_again
- Is Daylight Savings Time Saving Time?
I grew up with daylight savings time, but there are many areas, even in the United States which do not share the changing of the clock twice a year as many of us are accustomed to doing. I have often wondered why we don't just adjust our personal schedule to an hour later or earlier instead of changing all clocks.
School schedules and work schedule can be changed instead, just as many businesses already change the hours of operation. People accept whatever they do over a period of time, and the same thing would happen if we stopped changing the clock.
In the extreme northern and southern climates, which have daylight for twenty-four hours part of the season, there is no advantage to changing the clocks to compensate in these areas. Even when they have longer days, that change with the change of the sun's position in the heavens, they must go according to the hours they are awake and working, or need to sleep in order to rest their bodies and minds. It has more to do with what we get used to than actual necessity.