Monday, January 2, 2012

-14- New Year's Resolutions.

Do not make New Year's Resolutions. They're stupid. The whole concept is just out there waiting to be insulted. When I hear my friend telling me about how they're going to be eat healthier in the upcoming year my reaction is "Really? You waited until now?" For most of those people, it's already a little late, to be frank. And what's the deal with having the same resolutions over an over again. If it's not going to work, why not give up. Clearly, waiting until the start of a new year to begin a new way of behavior hasn't worked for you, so you should try a different approach. The start of a new year is not a magic date, ladies and gentlemen, it does not do the work for you. Making a resolution takes a lot, and January 1st is not one of them. I personally don't do resolutions, as you might have guessed. I have a different approach to the many problems I have to deal with. I call it, solving the problem. If I see an activity that I should cease immediately, I do so. I do not wait for the next year. Also, I do not tell my friends about it, or ask them about the activities that they resolve to do/stop doing in the upcoming year. Suppose they want to stop masturbating? Nobody wants to talk about how they want to stop beating their meat for an entire year. Alright alright, I'll stop some readers' embarrassments here. The point is clear. No personal decision really deserves to be shared with other people, particularly those that were made stupidly and probably won't be carried out.

There was supposed to be a punchline at the end but i made a resolution not to use those.


  1. I agree with your thoughts 100% that people use the concept of a "Date" to propell their goals and ambitions, heck if January 1st 12:00am was the magic moment to begin a resolution I would find every minute of my existence to be a chance for change, okay I think im supposed to give the President some credit on my last word over there.

  2. I agree that people should not wait for the start of the year to make goals, but I do not think resolutions are entirely stupid. The start of the year is when people usually reflect on their lives or the past year and realize what do they need to change. People should solve the problems whenever they see one, but January 1st is a good time to see if they missed any problems in the previous year. Plus, the idea of resolution could be a powerful motivation, and if that is the kind of motivation that one needs to make a change, that is fine.
    Sadly, not everyone make "good" new year resolutions.

  3. To the second poster, I am known to make terrible resolutions; in fact I make bad decisions on a daily basis. But I reflect on myself on a daily basis as well. I think people are forgetting that it takes very little time and effort to make a conscious decision to improve yourself (or to degrade others, in my case)

  4. I do have to agree people should not wait till new year to start making decisions. But I do think if used correctly, new year resolution can be a powerful tool. Of course, to those people who do not stick to their goals that they make in the middle of the year and hope that new year resolutions would make a difference,they would probably break their new year resolutions as well.

    I once decided to keep a diary (not on January 1st), but it only lasted a few months (I somehow just forgot about it). If I made a new year resolution of keeping a diary, would it be different? Maybe. Perhaps it's just because I am a believer of new year resolutions. Or maybe because it's easier to remember a decision if I made it as a new year resolution. I guess new year resolutions are not necessary for people like you, who reflect on themselves daily. In my case, I do not think it takes very little effort (and maybe time) to make a decision to improve myself.I sometime forget my thoughts and decisions once a new day begins.