Is Daylight Savings a Myth? I wonder. How much daylight did you save? I wasn’t able to capture any for my savings. While we are now under a new daylight savings schedule which happens to end next week for this year, the first Sunday in November, the traditional used to happen on the last Sunday of October(prior to 2007). I remember the change of time more so as a youngster, when Hallowe’en was affected. It all of a sudden became darker usually for trick or treating. That flurry of rushing home from school and eating supper early and getting costumed up for the big event. We had to eat before going out so we wouldn’t fill up on all those treats and be wound up like a clock all night!
This new schedule for Daylight Savings is a test trial that we as Canadians, or at least our government, went along for the ride so the United States could do some energy consumption tests. No doubt, it is all in the interest of the suppliers and how much more energy dollars they can create. After all, why would they try something that would cost them money? It is all designed around the industrial world here in North America. The objective is to get more dollars out of the day.
There is an alternative to getting more out of a day. That alternative is making more use of the time we have. No-one has any more time than the next. There are only 24 hours in a day. Getting more dollars requires more incentive to enjoy the efforts we make rather than the old hum drum demeaning tasks that seem to only fulfill someone elses dreams.
So, in my opinion, Daylight Savings is a myth. While we are contributing to the causes of those who have the power to change the time clocks, I take back my power and utilizie it in a way that suits me in the short and long term. I run my own clock and work my schedule to convenience me. That in itself imbues a freedom of choice amongst the masses.
What is your take on Daylight Savings? Did you get more done for you during that time?
Your comments are welcome!
Until next time….