As an early riser — 6 a.m. seven days per week for over 50 years — I am trying to understand people who want to eliminate Daylight Saving Time.

This time of year I walk my dogs as daylight approaches and it’s easy on the eyes. There are about five more weeks before daylight stops increasing. If we were on standard time, it would be daylight earlier than 5 a.m. How many people would benefit with daylight somewhat earlier than 5 a.m.? My guess it would be a very small percentage of the population.

Maybe we would be better off with DST year-round, or maybe we should leave well enough alone.

Martin Rodin

Scotts Mill Drive

North Charleston