Jan 1, 2014
New Years. It’s a brand new year and I don’t feel any different. Perhaps we expect too much of a change from one day to the next. You see I don’t believe in the New Year. My doubt springs from several sources. First of all, leap year. Does it bother anyone else that the year is an inaccurate measurement of our rotation around the sun? If we want to celebrate the New Year should we wait until 3 hours past midnight? Perhaps I’m the only one with this problem.
Have you ever made a resolution during the year? Exactly. If you answered yes, know that you are in the minority. Goal setters don’t wait for January 1st to start changing. They are in a constant battle of self-improvement and morale progress.
The majority of America celebrates the New Year by staying up late, getting drunk, and removing their filter. Of course no one fulfills their resolutions. They wake up the next morning with a hang-over!
So it’s the New Year. At the very least we have an excuse to dress up and make believe ourselves into a different life for the night. If I sound cynical it’s simply because I believe the New Year shouldn’t really be celebrated. We shouldn’t wait for the New Year to set goals. We don’t need a reason to get together with family and friends and enjoy ourselves. I think we should have “New Month” celebrations. Every new month we should access last months resolutions and make some new ones. Of course that doesn’t really take the leap year into account. But if we celebrate every month we only need to push the celebration back by a minute or so.
Do you agree or disagree? Leave a comment below.