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Friday, January 02, 2009

Happy Friggin' New Year

Yup. it's a new number on the calendar. A new year.

A time for people to think about all the shit that has gone wrong in their lives and talk about doing something different this coming year. Same old song and dance.

Like a skipping record, every year it's "Last year was shit, let's hope this year is better." Well, I got some news for you. You'll be saying the same fucking thing about 363 days from now.

And yes, every year, people make resolutions. They try them for a while and when they tire of it say "Fuck it, this ain't no fun."

That diet? Bah. Maybe a pill will do the trick.

Stop smoking? I'm sure the maker of Nicorette has a nice spike in profits for a month and a half, then back to normal by Valentine's Day.

Treat people better? Yeah, a nicer attitude at the water cooler until they deal with the usual asshole customer or boss, then - you guessed it - back to the grind.

This is why I don't make actual New Year's resolutions. It's bullshit. If you really want to be a better person either towards others or to yourself, just fucking do it. Don't put it off until New Year's and make some bogus milestone out of it. If it's within your control and you want it done, it's up to you to do it. And there's no time like the present.




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2 comments:

Jean said...

yeah, kinda like the catholics.
Be bad all week then go to confession and...POOF! Alllll better.

next week, wash, rinse, repeat. bah.

curmudgeon said...

Exactly.