New Year’s Resolutions

“I don’t like them, as a matter of fact I tend to seriously dislike them. The word hate comes to mind. They are representative of things that I am not doing well at and why would I want to be reminded of my failures,” thus sayeth the dude in the elevator.

And it caused me to think and consider the words that were spoken by the dude in the elevator. I strove to come to the place he had arrived at and sojourned there for a fortnight. Verily I considered these words as being a testament to negativity and thus I came back with my own insight.

“A bird in the hand may be worth two in the bush, but a good cigar is a smoke.” His face scrunched up as he pondered my words. He proclaimed me a master of non-sequiturs and I happily agreed. For no other reason than his negativity was stifling and I couldn’t be around it.

I don’t make resolutions for the same reasons I despise terms like the “holiday spirit” that suggest that there is only one time a year for introspection, personal growth and change. I work on an “as needed” basis. It is far more flexible and a much more reasonable way to live.

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1 Comment

  1. mquest December 28, 2004 at 1:30 am

    I look at it as a single date that is set in stone to look back and forward. It is a date of measure. Yes the process of growth is daily. But, it is nice to to put a mark on the old growth chart. This year I will be writing my list down for the first time. The list will range from serious to silly. I have started the list and will post it to my blog by the end of the week.

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