With Daylight Savings Time upon us, it’s finally time to put in writing the solution for what could be our final clock adjustment ever.
Daylight Savings Time. What is it? Why do we do it? Can it be changed? Should it be changed? Let’s work this out for a moment.
What is it?
Daylight Savings Time is the twice yearly event of adjusting the clock back (in the fall) or ahead (in the spring.
Why do we do it?
The short version is we do it because of World War 1. The first DST happened in Canada and Benjamin Franklin is often credited with inventing it. He did not. Read more about the history of Daylight Savings Time.
Can it be changed?
It wasn’t even used until the early 1900s so yes! Yes, it can be changed.
Should it be changed?
Not only should we change Daylight Savings Time, we should change it permanently.
As we all know, we get ready to spring ahead an hour this weekend. This fall we will move back an hour. My questions has always been why? Let’s be done with this minor, twice-yearly inconvenience once and for all by springing ahead this weekend 30 minutes. That’s it. We’re done. Wasn’t that easy. Let’s meet in the middle. No more gaining/losing an hour nonsense. We lost 30 minutes this weekend which is no big deal. Then we never touch our clocks ever again!
This has been my stump speech on Daylight Savings Time.