Many Americans have strong views on daylight savings time, especially in the states of Colorado and Wisconsin. These citizens’ view of the daylight savings time period is generally one of irritation, not trust. It appears that most of these states’ citizens, whatever state it may be, are not in favor of the concept of dedicating specific days to recreation and other special purposes.
There is one person who definitely is on board with the concept of daylight savings time, and that is none other than the owner of a popular weight loss and fitness website in the United States. In an article posted on the website called “What’s Your Goal,” Tom Venuto included a paragraph that included information on his website about daylight savings time. His website discusses several topics, but the section on diet and exercise really caught our attention. He included an essay called ” daylight savings time century,” which discussed his views on the subject as well as what he believed are the effects of dedicating daylight to dieting.
The essay was published on the website in late 2010, and we were able to review it at that time. In the essay, he indicated that he did not believe in the entire daylight savings time system. Instead of giving his opinion of the system, however, he included a section entitled “cover letter,” which we discussed in further detail below. In the “cover letter” he included three separate sections. In the first, he included a brief description of himself and his background. In the second section, he explained what his website was about, and in the third section he explained why he was writing the essay.
He started his explanation of his views on daylight by saying that, as he had been living in Minnesota, daylight savings time had always worked out nicely for him. His experience consisted of mornings when he would wake up earlier than usual, because the sun was in the sky. Then he would take a bike ride to work, and at the end of the day he would eat breakfast at the local PX. At night he enjoyed a nice dinner at one of the restaurants in town. He also indicated that he has always eaten breakfast at the local cafe every morning since he was a child.
As far as the daylight scenario went, he thought it was a good idea. He explained that he likes the change from regular time to waking up at a reasonable hour, and that he likes the atmosphere of being outdoors during daylight. He stated that he has lived in the same town, or parts of the same town, for over twenty years, and that he can recall many of the daylight images that have appeared over the years. For example, he noted that during daylight savings time one year, the sky was virtually blue with snow! He also thought it was interesting that one of the images he had seen was of a herd of elk, which is usually one of the local’s top predators.
He went on to say that it was good that the daylight time starting in March is still in place, and he looked forward to it. He said that he sees many benefits to people living in the area, and to their jobs in the business community as well. He was glad that the daylight savings time was implemented, as he was always curious to see how the new schedules would affect business, and what impact it would have on his customers.
Regarding some of the comments about the pictures of the supermoon and the moon, he noted that it was nice to see all the different pictures that have been taken of the moon and the supermoon. However, he felt that many of the comments were either too negative or too positive. Specifically, he noted that he did not understand why anyone would compare the new spring daylight saving time to the late afternoon or early evening in daylight when it is daylight for another few hours at a time. Further, he noted that the moon does rise and set each day, so there really isn’t much of a problem with people trying to save time by using the new schedule.
He went on to say that while he understood the concerns of those who are against daylight saving time, he thought that it could be an opportunity to increase tourism in the area. Currently, Arizona has seen a little bit of a decrease in visitors due to the state’s two major economic problems. He hoped that the change would help improve the economy. The Arizona Republic-News reports that Tempe is one of the cities where residents are concerned about the potential change. Many businesses have spoken out against the change, fearing that it will kill their business during the busy spring and summer months. However, the economic experts say that Arizona’s tourist economy will experience a small decline, but the downturn will only last a short time, and when the economy begins to pick up again the Arizona sunlight will be shining.