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What is the purpose of daylight savings time?

The time really messes with my activities when it changes.

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Dear Tom,

There are some people who prefer daylight savings time for its own sake...but I am not one of those. I would like to keep standard time year round.

Perhaps a bit cynically, I believe the primary reason for daylight savings time is that businesses make more money, with one more hour of daylight for people to shop! However, there is a cost involved - you even read there are more auto accidents in the days immediately after the time changes.

However, the state of Arizona has standard time year-round (except for the Navajo Nation), and businesses seem to do okay there.

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@VirginiaLH Hi graceful lady-how are you doing -pl keep in touch-i will really miss- forget your nice answers-but your graceful profile photo as well
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I am well, thank you so much...Dear DVenkatachalam.
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i never know that about Arizona
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Hi Happy,
Yes...something new for me to, until I visited there...I don't know how Arizona came up with that way of doing things...
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so in the winter we have more daylight hours, cuz the daylight gets soooo short. I can take it or leave it.

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When Daylight Saving was first introduced in Australia it was explained that it was to create more leisure time for people to use after their working day finishes. From that point of view, it's worth doing.

We do it on a state-by-state basis so some states use it and others (those with large rural populations) do not. It makes it a little complicated for people doing business across state lines because they have to be aware of what time it is in each individual location. It's probably very complicated for residents living on either side of a state border, too.

It certainly makes a difference to what time I eat my evening meal. Leadfoot (that's Mrs Dodgy) is a gardener and likes to stay outdoors as long as there's enough daylight to kill a weed or trim a plant. From October to March that can be pretty late.

Trucker Lady once quoted an old Indian who said, "Only the government could believe that if you cut a piece off the end of a carpet and sew it on to the other end, you'd have a longer carpet."

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I hear that lol
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a wonderful laugh, as usual...

And many people, I am one, love the long slow daylight mornings...crushing those in favor of more light after a tiring day...
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It doesn't affect me either way, Virginia. I'm usually out of bed before dawn although, as you do, I love to be out early in the day as the world comes to life. It's a magic time.
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...and one of the benefits of retirement is that I no longer have to dance to the arbitrary tune of the timeclock!
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Oh yeah.
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Originally, Daylight savings time was created to allow rural communities to have more time, especially for the kids to have more time for chores when they come home from school. At the same time, there are those that want to keep it, so that when the little kids go to school that it's already light.. None of that makes a lot of sense... I remember when Pres. Bush wanted to have daylight savings all year long because people would have more light in the evenings and so use less electricity, saving oil. Of course, when it was shown that didn't make any difference, because people had to turn on the lights in the morning, he still felt it was a good idea.

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In Oregon, they needed the kids to do chores before school, when it was light, so the time changes with the length of day...you're correct!
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There is no purpose.Just more control from the government.
Not all states participate.

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We get an X-tra hr. of sleep.yay.

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yesssssssssssssss i actually get to school on time now
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Yeah. Then we lose one
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All it does is create confusion for our bodies which are adjusted to their set schedule, so when all of a sudden we have to change by an hour... it's just pointless and I would abolish it myself if I could.

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To give people more sunlight in the summer time. The clock then takes away that hour we add on November in Autumn cause no one wants to go outside anymore. When the extra hour is taken away it is called standard time. The clock will be moved an hour ahead in May which is spring.

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My understanding is that daylight savings time was created so farmers had an extra hour during the fall so they could deliver their crops to market before it closed, I also heard that it had something do to with WW1, but not quite sure what.

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To give farmers more time in the field

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To ask the same question again another daylight saving

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to make you ask this question

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daylite savings time is when an -------- srry cant remember itz somethin scientific

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to save daylight (of course)

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To allow for more working hours taking place in daylight. It was instituted in the USA during WWI to up production.

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To have more shopping time. To use less electricity. Early to bed earlier to rise.
So farmers have more working time.

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to make the day longer

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People are more productive or show a willingness to learn in the morning daylight savings gives the employer the ability to exploit just that.

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