Sunday, January 10, 2010
New Years Resolutions
Our written and known history only goes back some 200 years here in Australia, (England has toilets older than that!) so we take and adapt customs from all over the world, trouble is we sometimes get it wrong and since they're borrowed traditions we don’t know any better.
I’m really having doubts about Boxing Day…but that’s a story for another time.
New years resolutions annoy me, we seem to purposely make crazy resolutions that we have no hope at all of fulfilling then brag about how quickly we break them. It seems to me that if you were making a resolution you would expect to at least try to keep it…but no!
January is full of stories about having given up alcohol then celebrated the fact with a beer or three. Given up smoking and celebrate with a cigar, or given up sex and…well, we might not go there eh!
For the next few weeks you are pestered by friends and people in general wanting to know how badly you failed and how long you didn't last. The celebration seems to be about how badly you failed, the winner being the saddest, loserest most inept promise maker. (strangely, wedding vows sprang to mind here) Hmm! But I digress.
About twenty years ago I decided to opt out by making and keeping a new years resolution. (very un-Australian of me) I decided and swore an oath to never again make a new years resolution… and I’ve never broken it.
I still get asked about what I've sworn and when I tell them they look blankly at me for some seconds, waiting for the punch line.
Sorry folks, no punch line…and no resolutions…I resolve!
I RESOLVE TO STOP PARTYING SO MUCH