Emotional Tradeoffs of Daylight Saving Time

Much has been written about the economics of Daylight Saving Time. But I’m more interested in the emotional tradeoffs of the concept, which I view as an emotional wash. The annoyance of losing an hour in the spring is balanced by the fact that, to reset your digital clocks, you only need to press the hour button once. On the other hand, don’t complain about having to press the hour button 11 (or 23 times) in the fall; you’re getting an extra hour on Saturday night.

And thus emotional balance is achieved when it comes to dealing with Daylight Saving Time.

One Response to “Emotional Tradeoffs of Daylight Saving Time”

  1. Maria November 11, 2010 at 6:17 pm Permalink

    That’s a very optimistic view. Right now, I feel like I’ve “won” an extra hour of light in the morning, which I wasn’t looking for, and “gained” the ability to look outside my window at 5.30pm and think it feels like 10pm. So emotionally, it’s been quite negative.