I love daylight savings time. I don't like the jump forward so much, but I love the extra daylight which means more time for me to play. Daylight savings time is a good reminder to refresh our update things such as the batteries in your smoke detectors or in my case, the sharp in my lancet. Daylight saving is also a great push to get you out in your yard and plant or play. My co-workers hate the idea of heading to work at literally dark-thirty, I don't. I feel more productive in the sunny afternoon and eve. It is, however, a danger for the high school students in my district who have to be at school by 7:20.
This switch is always a scary proposition as they wait at unlit bus stops or walk or ride the dark streets to school. My high school is literally surrounded by a swamp that eats light. Two things I can always be assured of, it will be much colder at work and it will be darker. The advent of the cell phone is actually a savior in this daylight savings time switch since I can actually identify the teens loitering at their teacher's door their phone gleaming like the tiniest star. I am not sure what would happen scientifically if we stopped participating in this process, but I do know that toward the end of the week my students, co-workers, and I will feel it most keenly. I will, however, bask in the sunlight tonight as I do my workout.