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Shorter Days 
22nd-Nov-2016 09:10 pm
Abed
Poll #2058305 Fall Blues

Do you think that the lesser hours of daylight (such as occur in the months of November to January in the northern hemisphere) produces a higher proportion of sadness generally among people?

Yes
12(75.0%)
No
1(6.2%)
I'm not sure
3(18.8%)

When the days become shorter (i.e. fewer hours of daylight) does that tend to cause an increase in feelings of sadness for you personally?

Yes definitely
6(37.5%)
A bit
7(43.8%)
No not at all
3(18.8%)

If you believe that fewer hours of daylight increases the level of sadness in you and/or in others generally, why do you think that is? (Select all that apply)

I don't agree with the premise of this question
0(0.0%)
I believe that decreased amounts of sunlight affect chemicals in the brain that increase feelings of sadness
11(22.0%)
It is because shorter days occur during periods of cold weather and this makes people feel sad
6(12.0%)
It is psychsomatic. People are told that shorter days causes sadness and this belief causes them to feel sad
2(4.0%)
The season of less sunlight generally corresponds with rainier seasons, and the rainy weather causes people to feel sad
5(10.0%)
During this time of year people tend to get less exercise, and this results in a brain chemistry that is more conducive to feelings of sadness
7(14.0%)
People wear bulkier clothing during this type of weather, which makes them appear less attractive, resulting in a decrease in libido and greater sadness
1(2.0%)
Like animals approaching hibernation, people have a tendency towards feelings of lethargy at this time of year
6(12.0%)
Many people are affected by Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
8(16.0%)
It's all part of God's grand plan
0(0.0%)
Aliens are controlling our brains
1(2.0%)
It's all Trump's fault
3(6.0%)
Some other reason that I'll mention in a comment
0(0.0%)

If you could be given one of these three things in whatever proportion or amount that you desired, which would you choose?

The love of someone special
5(33.3%)
As much money as I wanted
10(66.7%)
Fame, as much as I wanted, and the kind of fame that I wanted
0(0.0%)


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Comments 
23rd-Nov-2016 08:12 am (UTC)
I have SAD
i would not say i am more sad
I tire more easily and have less energy therefore i sleep more
i crave chocolate - it has good chemical properties
it takes longer to get my work done (energy levels again)
23rd-Nov-2016 07:54 pm (UTC)
I have a little joke that I say to people when I eat chocolate: "my doctor says that I'm not getting enough chocolate", something that in your case is likely true. I'm so jealous!
23rd-Nov-2016 08:44 am (UTC)
Living where I do I don't really experience less daylight in the winter months. But I gave my opinion anyway
23rd-Nov-2016 07:55 pm (UTC)
This might sound like a stupid question, but in the southern hemisphere, is the period from December 21 to March 21 called summer or winter? I assume the former.
24th-Nov-2016 12:04 pm (UTC)
Our seasons start from the first day of the month
The months of December, January, February are our summer months. February is our hottest month.
March, April and May is autumn
June, July, August is winter
September, October, November is spring.
24th-Nov-2016 02:28 am (UTC)
I think I would be pretty content in the winter if I could slow down, and stay at home, and be cozy. I don't like going out in the cold.

And I chose as much money as I wanted, because I already have the love, and with the money we would be able to spend more time together.
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29th-Nov-2016 04:06 am (UTC)
You mean it isn't? I said it is along with other things. . . . :)
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