Daylight Saving Time is … unnatural

It doesn’t make a lot of sense, but we’re supposed to move our clocks forward one hour this weekend.

This will net us an extra hour of daylight at the end of the day and an extra hour of darkness in the morning. Supposedly, it somehow saves energy and it does something for farmers.

But it’s all relative and confuses everything, not to mention depriving us of an hour of sleep the night we go forward with our clocks. All in all, it’s pointless.

There’s nothing wrong with the sun coming up a little “earlier” and nothing wrong with it going down at local 8 p.m. instead of 9 p.m. as the year progresses into summer.

Arizona has things straight. Let’s follow suit.

Even better, as small as the world has become, we should standardize our clocks and live on Greenwich Mean Time. If it’s 2 a.m. in Greenwich, we might as well call it 2 a.m. here.

It’s eight hours ahead of us, so we would all be eating dinner at 2 a.m. while folks in Greenwich are fast asleep. Getting used to dinner at 2 a.m. and breakfast at 4 p.m. wouldn’t really take. Time zones and daylight savings time are just confusing semantics, something we could get rid of in favor of an unchanging, exact time that could be used worldwide.

So what if the date changes in the middle of our workday? We’re Americans. We can turn it into an excuse for a holiday or an extended lunch break.

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