Happy New Year!
It is the most hopeful time of year. It is a new year and with a new year comes resolutions. So in this edition of comment challenge, I want to ask you about New Year’s resolutions.
Did you know that the tradition of setting New Year’s resolutions can be traced to ancient Babylonia? According to Wikipedia, Babylonians would make promises to their gods that they would return borrowed objects and pay their debts. In Ancient Roman, Romans would make promises to their god Janus, from whom January stems.
The point of the promises and most all resolutions is to either start, stop, or continue doing something one “should”.
There has been a lot of debate about New Year’s resolution since so many go unfulfilled. In today’s comment challenge, I want to know your philosophy on New Year’s resolutions.
How do you view resolutions? What, if any resolutions have you kept? Are resolutions just new year chatter?
“The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes. Unless a particular man made New Year resolutions, he would make no resolutions. Unless a man starts afresh about things, he will certainly do nothing effective.”
― G.K. Chesterton