It’s a brand new year and, of course with that usually comes these unattainable, pointless “resolutions” people decide to set. This is what it has become as the years go by. Once upon a time, people did actually attain these goals.
This actually dates back to the Babylonians, who, at the start of each year would make promises to their gods to return borrowed objects and pay their debts. January, is actually named after the god Janus, whom the Romans began each year by making promises to. Knights back in the Medieval era would take the “peacock vow” to re-affirm their commitment to chivalry at the end of the Christmas season each year.
As aforementioned, the years go by and the tradition of the “New Year’s Resolution,” has become a joke, as many make these resolutions but never obtain them or even try to obtain them.
The last two years people have basically said “Fuck 2016” and “Fuck 2017,” as there have been some really bad downfalls personally and globally.
Rather than having a “New Year’s Resolution,” why not have a New Year Bucket List? That way no matter how the year has gone for you, the year will have “kicked the bucket,” at midnight on the next December 31.
This is not the same as a “resolution,” although, the goal is to be positive. Make yourself a list of attainable goals (or at least closer to attainable as possible), and as you complete each goal, tick it off the list.
You don’t even have to reach every goal on the list, as long as you strive towards accomplishing something on the list you’re making a positive change. Maybe make a couple of lists, one for yourself and one for you and your friends to do together. The goal is self-improvement, which has gotten a bit lost in the “New Year’s Resolutions” tradition.
Here is my list:
Let’s have a great 2018!