Melodramatic Rose, perpetually tired

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It was Sunday morning, I looked at my phone and saw that it was 9 a.m. but when I looked at my clock devastation struck me.

It was 8 a.m., I had lost an hour of my life.

Stripped from my life without any question, the horrendous Daylight Saving Time Change took away not only my happiness but my dreams. Literally.

Most Americans are familiar with the clocks moving forward every spring, but have you ever wondered why and who did this to us?

According to webexhibits.org, Daylight Savings Time was created to make “better use of daylight.”

A poll conducted by the U.S. Department of Transportation said that Americans liked Daylight Saving Time because “there is more light in the evenings/can do more in the evenings.”

What Americans were they surveying? Because if I take a look at social media, everyone and their mom is complaining about this monstrosity of a time difference.

Children aren’t tired at night, people don’t want to get up an extra hour in the morning, the world goes into a turmoil over losing this one hour.

I propose that we do away with this crazy time change and live our best lives going off of the summer time. You can keep your nice lit evenings and we don’t have to go through this change every spring.

The idea of Daylight Saving Time all started with Benjamin Franklin, the 78-year-old man said he couldn’t stay asleep in the summer because the sun was streaming in his window. Therefore the crazy old man wrote a satirical essay about his “problem” and jokingly suggested a change in sleep schedules, inspiring the idea of moving the clocks.

Damn it, Benjamin.

Then William Willett came along and decided to try to act on the idea of moving the clocks forward so people could ride their horses and “enjoy the plentiful sunshine.” In 1907, he went as far to make a brochure, a BROCHURE about the “Waste of Daylight.” (He also originally wanted it to move forward 80 minutes so at least we were saved from that.)

Willett soon died and unfortunately didn’t see his dream of the appreciation of daylight come into play. However, in 1916 Germany was the first country to embrace Daylight Saving Time to “save energy.”

Although many people think the clocks moving forward benefits farmers, that’s actually a myth. It screws them over just as much. Their hired hands worked less, they had to wait an hour for the dew to settle and everyone was just upset.

Cows weren’t even ready to be milked which screwed up shipping times. In 1919, the farmers had enough and led the fight to repeal Daylight Saving TIme, which passed after Congress voted to override good ol’ President Woodrow Wilson’s veto.

After the repeal, some states and cities thought it would be a good idea to still shift their clocks, shoutout to New York City and Chicago for ruining it for all of us.

Daylight Saving Time returned again in World War II but was repealed for the second time three weeks after it ended resulting in the “Chaos of Clocks,” in 1963.

In 1965, Iowa alone had 23 different start and end times for moving the clocks, because Iowa had to be extra, resulting in the 1966 enactment of the Uniform Time Act which according to history.com “standardized daylight saving time from the last Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October, although states had the option of remaining on standard time year-round.”

So here’s the thing, we have the option to remain a standard time. It’s there for us, but no, Indiana has to be special and still change the clocks.

Around the world only 70 countries observe this “holiday,” because everyone else is smart.

According to history.com, “evidence does not conclusively point to energy conservation as a result of daylight saving,” which is a common reason why many people would advocate for it.

Therefore, I believe that America should realize that moving the clocks forward doesn’t help farmers, it doesn’t save electricity all it does is make everyone sad, miserable and perpetually tired.

*drops mic*

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