Kenneth (kensmind) wrote in polloftheday,
Kenneth
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Shorter Days

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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