Daylight Savings Ends November 1 and I’m Not Ready
On November 1, we will "fall back" and rewind the clocks one hour for daylight savings time. Even though we gain an hour of sleep, our days are going to become much shorter and I'm not ready.
One of the best parts of summertime, besides the beach days and warm weather, is the long, sunny days. The sun doesn't set until 8:30 p.m., and that puts me in a good mood and life is good.
Do you know what doesn't put me in a good mood? The sun setting at 4 p.m. I am truly worried about my mental health and the mental health of my friends for this winter season. Dark days and early nights are notorious for affecting mood, and after the rough year we have had, the end of daylight savings will be the start of seasonal depression for many people.
Modern DST has been used for over a hundred years. Can we all agree that it's outdated at this point? National Geographic reports that "George Hudson, an entomologist from New Zealand, came up with the modern concept of daylight saving time. He proposed a two-hour time shift so he’d have more after-work hours of sunshine to go bug hunting in the summer."
I'm sure this was of the utmost importance back in 1895, but thanks to the evolution of science and technology, bug hunters can use flashlights now.
What do you think?