Originally posted by Xcellante
How could that work for only six months of the year?
Even if you don't push the clock forward 1 hour come October you would be back where you started.
Or is that just me?!
I would simply move my schedule back an hour and be back on pace with everybody else.
In case you've misunderstood what I'm doing, I would not actually be changing anything except making my thoughts and words more truthful. I would
still start getting up an hour earlier one Sunday in the spring, and start getting up an hour later one Sunday in the fall.
Only instead of changing my clocks, I would change my schedule
. Of course that's really what we're doing when we change our clocks. We're not
actually manipulating time as if we were gods or something. We're just convincing ourselves it's an hour later than it actually is. Instead of
saying "Ah, it's 6:00, I need to get up now because I'm changing my schedule", we're saying "It's 7:00 already
. I don't care what you say,
body, instincts, internal clock, circadian rhythms. Better start convincing yourself it's 7:00 because that's what it is".
It doesn't sound like much of a difference, and that's because it isn't much of one. But it is a difference. I do believe that having your intellect
on the same page as the rest of your body is healthier than mindforking yourself.
Not only healthier, but simpler
. This answers those who say "wouldn't it just be easier..." etc. Of course it's easier because it's what
we're used to. Just like Imperial units are easier in the US because it's what we're used to. It doesn't mean Metric isn't an actually simpler
system that would make things even easier if only we got off our butts and switched to it.
It's never a bad thing to unlearn conditioning. Even if you decide to return to something which you'd formerly been conditioned to, because it turned
out to be a plain superior way of doing things, you're doing it consciously this time, and therefore with much more insight than when you had simply
done it because of conditioning.
One final point, it's the only way to move forward toward greater awareness of the issue of daylight savings time (I'm looking at you those who want
to abolish it altogether). As they say, we must be the change we want to see in the world. Actions speak louder than words. Doing things through
lobbying our masters is so 20th century. Doing things by changing ourselves, with the hope that it inspires others, is the real way to change the
Yes, it's a minor beef. Much ado about nothing. Hence why it was moved to Rants.
edit on 13-3-2011 by NewlyAwakened because: (no reason given)