Or, at best, outdated.
Time is an artificial construction, measured only by agreed-upon convention. The only purpose of measuring time with a clock is to coordinate action. The actual numbers on the clock don’t matter; the clock says whatever we as a society agree that it should say.
So, I propose that as a society, we mutually agree that Daylight Savings Time unnecessarily complicates matters, without adding any benefit. Don’t talk to me about energy savings, because when Indiana made the poor decision of switching to Daylight Savings Time in order to conform to everyone else’s idiocy, energy consumption went UP 3%. Oh, and Indiana is a farming state, so I don’t want to hear about how important it is for farmers to have DST.
If you need extra daylight, GET UP AN HOUR EARLIER. It’s that simple. We don’t need to all change our clocks at the same time to accommodate you.
Wouldn’t you rather see the days get naturally shorter and longer, the way life is supposed to be? I grew up without DST, and I gotta tell you, clock-changing days STILL feel like existential whiplash even after ten years.
Daylight Savings Time is outdated, annoying, unnatural, bestows no added benefit, and only serves to remind us how arbitrary our measurement of time truly is. There is no reason for us to cling to this absurd practice.
How can I get it changed?